Steatoda bipunctata
(Rabbit Hutch Spider)

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Picture of Steatoda bipunctata (Rabbit Hutch Spider) - Dorsal

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Hi there, thank you for looking at this. Is it native to Ireland? Is it venominous?

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This is one of the False Widow Spiders, one of the Steatoda species in the Cob Web Weaver family Theridiidae, likely Steatoda bipunctata, looking at the colour pattern. It is native and widespread in northwestern Europe, Britain and Ireland. Nearly all spiders are venomous, but Steatoda are not aggressive of dangerous.

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