Amaurobius ferox
(Black Lace-Weaver)

Picture ID 5924

Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal

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Metaltella simoni
(Hacklemesh Weaver)
I believe

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a mature male Black Lace-weaver, Amaurobius ferox.

ItsyBitsy

The pedipalps (appendages near the spider’s mouth) are diagnostic.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/911033/bgimage

ItsyBitsy

They would be shaped noticably different on an M. simoni.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/90752/bgimage

ItsyBitsy

You may have been comparing him to a female, yours is male.

ItsyBitsy

Yes, Hacklemesh Weaver covers a bunch of species, Black Lace-weaver is species specific.

ItsyBitsy

You’re welcome!

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