Metaltella simoni
(Hacklemesh Weaver)

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I have been seeing this spider in my back yard. Should I be consirned? Thanks

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Hi, hard to work with this photo but closely resembles black laceweb spider, Amaurobius species.
(Amaurobius ferox ??)
https://bugguide.net/node/view/7020/bgimage
Harmless but can bite if trapped against skin.
Low confidence as these are not usually found that far south.

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This is Metaltella simoni.

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