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False widow spider

Steatoda nobilis

Description:

Approx 15mm long. The entire spider has a glossy look. Thorax black, legs black and brown stripes. Abdomen black with gold patterning.

Habitat:

Usually found in houses and outbuildings. Builds a 'messy' web and feeds on flies and other small insects.

Notes:

Found in a terracota pot in the Greenhouse.

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RachelHibberd
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RachelHibberd

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on May 24, 2012

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