Nuctenea umbratica
(Walnut Orb-weaver)

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Need help identifying this spider found in my kitchen. All black with orange/red striped legs. South Wales. Britan

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CalumEwing
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It is one of the Orb Weaver Spiders in the family Araneidae. They build the typical round ‘orb’ webs for catching flying insects. Do you have any other pictures of it? We’d need to see it from the top to get a more precise identification for you.

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Hi, this looks like a Walnut Orb-weaver, Nuctenea umbratica.

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