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CNSam
Hayle
United Kingdom

October 28, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9696613

Hi all,

Woke up this morning to find this little man hanging to a curtain. I quickly snapped some pics and popped him in a glass (he's still there).

Please could you advise what species it is as im really not sure.

Regards
Sam

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 28, 2013
6:57 AM

Post #9696640

It's a male spider in the genus Steatoda - some species in this genus often are called 'false widow spiders' - there has been a flurry of alarmist articles about these spiders in the press recently, but they really pose little real danger to humans -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24636116

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