Comments & ID Thoughts
I found this spider in a log of vermiculite which I bought from a pet shop for my pet snake. It was in what looked like an egg or possible a tangle of web.
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- Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
- Photographed: Jan 31, 2018
- Spider: Uroctea durandi
- Location: Greenock, United Kingdom
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: Yes
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 If I’m seeing it right this looks like it might be a Wall Spider – possibly Uroctea durandi, which is Mediterranean in origin and not native to the UK.
Thanks so much. I googled and I agree it definitely does look like a wall spider.
You’re welcome! Thanks for sharing, it’s interesting to see which species are good at sneaking outside their natural range.
Species placement tentative.
I found one exactly the same, it’s definitely Uroctea durandi, have you bought cork bark or cork tubes recently? As that’s where the one I found came from.