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Amaurobius ferox
(Black Lace-Weaver)

Picture ID 13016

Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Dorsal

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I was replacing some old rotten decking joists and when I lifted the deck boards I found this hairy little fella on a damp rotten joist.
I thought he looked kinda cool with his big magnum PI moustache and wondered if anyone could identify him.

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BugmanDan

Hi. your spider is a black lace weaver. They are pretty cool but if mishandled,can give a god sting with their venomous bite. Under old logs etc is a good place to find them.
http://www.uksafari.com/black_lace_weavers.htm
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