Unidentified

Picture ID 126284

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Spider was found with 3 others when turning over a 4' x 8' insulation board in a construction yard in North Wales. This part of the yard had seen very little use in the last few years. The spider, to me, seemed to have a foot span of about 2".
Trying to zoom in and get a still my bug identifying app claims its a Western Black Widow?

  • Submitted by: 
    Peachy69
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 18, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Wrexham, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Outdoors: Under rock, log, or debris
  • Found in web?: No
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Vonpaulus

That claim is hardly tenable since the Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) is only found in North America. No spider from the genus Latrodectus is present in your country, actually.

https://araneae.nmbe.ch/search/gen/449?lang=en

Having said that, this spider belongs to the same family as the Widow Spiders, but the genus is different: Steatoda, commonly known as False Widows. This one might be Steatoda grossa. Spiders from this genus aren’t dangerous to humans, anyway.

Last edited 1 month ago by Vonpaulus
Vonpaulus

Well done! I’d never have thought of Meta sp. 🙂