Uroctea durandi

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Picture of Uroctea durandi

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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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ItsyBitsy

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.
https://spiderid.com/picture/3249/

ItsyBitsy

You’re welcome! Thanks for sharing, it’s interesting to see which species are good at sneaking outside their natural range.

ItsyBitsy

Species placement tentative.

Mark420

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.

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