Dysdera

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Picture of Dysdera - Dorsal,Accidental adventive

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Found on newly unwrapped semi-wrapped garden furniture in garden in St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Unsure where garden furniture was imported from at present. Could have dropped from tree or climbed up from lawn . Colour of spider matches exactly the colour of furniture.

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TangledWeb

Hi, thank you for asking! It looks like a Dysdera species. I’m not sure and ranges can be tricky. Since you live on a island you probably shouldn’t release anything if you don’t know what it is. That has been devastating in past human history. When I’m not doing this I’m working to restore native habitat where I live and removing invasive species. My neighbor let me prune back (some of) her invasive trees and shrubs today! I’ve been trying to achieve that for twenty years! The most humane way to kill a spider is probably by putting the jar… Read more »

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