Picture ID 73269

Picture of unidentified spider

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Are these fake widows of some description. Found them on a climbing frame slide.

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  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2019
  • Photographed: Jul 16, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Harold, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Gosh it’s difficult to tell but they look like some sort of Orb Weaver to me.


I agree that they look like Orbweaver spiderlings. Identification of spiders generally isn’t done when they are so young. Insects are easier to tell apart in the early life stages. Orbweavers aren’t dangerous and most species will try to spread out to new places. Don’t worry about the introduced False Widows in Europe. Another site user in the UK described the way the media are over-hyping them. It’s a ratings thing, they aren’t any more dangerous than most spiders. The word “Widow” is something they know scares people. They are mostly in genus Steatoda of family Theridiidae, if you want… Read more »