Unidentified

Picture ID 52177

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found this little girl outside my house in west cork, about the size of a €1 coin, thick legs and body and would run towards items put near instead of away, I'm pretty bad at identifying these kind of things but my guess was a False Widow

  • Submitted by: 
    Nevioni
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 24, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Clonakilty, Ireland
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Bobby_longlegs
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Hi nevioni. It’s a bit hard to tell without further detail, but I think you’re right. She looks like a larger steatoda species. Possibly steatoda grossa or s.nobilis. They’re both very skittish and will try to hide under or behind something when disturbed.

TangledWeb
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Hi, I agree. Bobby, I’ve been reading the spider book that you recommended, it is fantastic! I caught my husband reading it too. 🙂

Bobby_longlegs
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Haha:) great! I just checked my wallet and on second thought it could also be a steatoda bipunctata. Do you agree? That 1 euro coin is smaller than I thought…

TangledWeb
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Is the date the photo was taken correct? Several of the recent postings from outside USA look like the calendar function might be glitching.