0
$\begingroup$

enter image description here

enter image description here

I have found this 8mm spider in my home, North London. I've been told it may be a false widow but wanted a second opinion.

Note: The silvery parts in the picture are actually brownish in colour

$\endgroup$
0
$\begingroup$

It does appear to be a young spider, and seems consistent with a young Steatoda of some sort, so "False Widow" sounds OK.

Edit: I just did a quick Google search and pulled up a useful paper (link below) that pretty clearly indicates that this is almost certainly a young Steatoda nobilis, one of the 'False Widows'. See the top left - image A

enter image description here

Dugon, M.M., et al. 2017. Occurrence, reproductive rate and identification of the non-native noble false widow spider Steatoda nobilis (Thorell, 1875) in Ireland. In Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 117(2):77-89

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.