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co durham
United Kingdom

March 20, 2014
4:52 PM

Post #9794126


found this on my shed arround 11pm very dark black with white and black striped legs with a very big plump round body about the size of a 10 pence piece
any help would be very much appreciated

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Minot, ND

March 20, 2014
6:11 PM

Post #9794189

This is a harmless female orb-weaving spider; it might be a very fat specimen of a walnut orb-weaver, Nuctenea umbratica -
co durham
United Kingdom

March 21, 2014
11:28 AM

Post #9794684

Thanks for your reply , I thought yhays what it was but it threw me with it having white and black striped legs rather than yellow and black, do there leg coulour vary. ..??
Minot, ND

March 21, 2014
7:10 PM

Post #9794998

Many species of spiders, like many insects, can show considerable individual variation in color pattern. Also, the quality of lighting used when photographing specimens can have an effect...

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