Picture ID 143580

Picture of unidentified spider

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I'm a little worried as have young kids

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  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2021
  • Photographed: Jul 28, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Peterborough , United Kingdom
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This is Steatoda nobilis, a Noble False Widow. The British Media launched a massive terror campaing against this spider some years ago and there’ still s a lot of misinformation being circulated on the internet. I’m talking about click baits, of course. The truth is that S.nobilis is not on this list: . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medically_significant_spider_bites Here’s a science report on verified cases of envenomation by Steatoda Nobilis: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320623444_Envenomation_by_the_noble_false_widow_spider_Steatoda_nobilis_Thorell_1875_-_five_new_cases_of_steatodism_from_Ireland_and_Great_Britain As a conclusion, I wouldn’t be worried if I were you. Consider also that the only way to get bitten by this spider is to press against its body. Just tell your kids… Read more »