Nuctenea umbratica
(Walnut Orb-weaver)

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TangledWeb

It could be a southern black widow, check the other side of the body for a red marking. Here the thing to do with it would be to bring it to the State agricultural lab. We get black widows in USA in pesticide-free produce from tropical countries. The media make a big story about it, but it isn’t worth the hype. Someone who runs a produce department in a grocery store said to me, “People don’t want pesticides in their food and this is proof that we’re providing it.” It would probably die from the cold if it were to… Read more »

LGD

This is Nuctenia umbratca, common name is a walnut orbweaver, it’s native to the UK and perfectly harmless, common type of orbweaver spider. They are mainly nocturnal, often found on fences in gardens.

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