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Old 02-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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+grumble+ evil Steatoda nobilis! I was bitten by one a few years back and still have the scar on my upper arm! Looks similar to the average BCG injection scar you get as a teenager, except lower on my arm and on the wrong arm lol, so at least I almost match! Bite itself never actually hurt, it was just afterwards feeling groggy and awful for days with an stingy abscess type thing that was refusing to heal! Kept it as a pet for a while though - the spider, not the abscess!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:56 AM
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One of the most painful bites i ever received was from a Dysdera crocata, woodlouse spider. Man they pinch! I was 16, but remember it very well. Huge fangs.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:28 PM
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One of the most painful bites i ever received was from a Dysdera crocata, woodlouse spider. Man they pinch! I was 16, but remember it very well. Huge fangs.
I found one of those the other week when I was doing the garden! I was going to pick it up and take it to my other half, as it was red and he is a big fan of red animals (...yeah, I know... strange man!) glad I didn't pick it up now
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Fantastic information
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Old 15-08-2012, 03:42 AM
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Hi there,

Can someone tell me if this is the 'False Widow' Steatoda nobilis?

My girlfriend was just bit on her leg. I live in Cumbria, and as far as I know these 'biting' spiders are only found in southern England?

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(she's worried now after reading the news reports)

Thanks for anyones input and sorry the picture is not the best. I hate spiders!
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Old 15-08-2012, 03:56 AM
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nothing to worry about at all there , thats the very common and widespread Amaurobius fenestralis , or Lace Web Spider


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Hi there,

Can someone tell me if this is the 'False Widow' Steatoda nobilis?

My girlfriend was just bit on her leg. I live in Cumbria, and as far as I know these 'biting' spiders are only found in southern England?

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(she's worried now after reading the news reports)

Thanks for anyones input and sorry the picture is not the best. I hate spiders!
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Old 15-08-2012, 04:01 AM
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Wow thanks for the quick reply! She can relax now! phew

But it did bite quite sharply, she shot up off the couch and whipped her trousers off, shook them and out it fell, little bugger!

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Another good one

British UK Spiders identified in a Devon garden
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:18 PM
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very cool! well imressed.

I cant find a certain spider.
Its the large legged one that runs across the floor when your watching T.V at night.
It is compairable to heteropoda venatoria in look. and is probably the most common spider in britain? house spider? largest spider i have seen native to britain.
What is it??
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:21 PM
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found it i think.
Tegenaria?
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