I was hoping someone can ID this spiders web and spider from these pics, please. we noticed them yesterday in our lawn and there are lots of them. With the dew been on them today I was able to snap one of the webs and also managed to get a fleeting glimpse of the spider. Sorry that this one isn't clear as he didn't come to the surface. I have looked it up on the internet and all I can seem to find is either the Purseweb spider or Labyrinth Spider both it seems are south of the country but I'm up in Yorkshire so just wondering if we have a similar one up here or have they migrated. thanks
I'm curious as to what type it is. It lived on an old chair near the window in a warm wooden shed. It's difficult to determine the size but I expect it was around 20mm. I've looked through the Id pictures but can't determine which it might be.
Any help would be appreciated.
What is the difference in what I am seeing? Are the ones I am used to seeing Males or non pregnant Female's with different colouration or is there something else?
The spider is called Pisaura mirabilis and is very common in the UK. Pisaura are prettily marked in very varied patterns of light and dark browns and greys.
Yes, she is quite a big spider as they go in Britain but watch out in future though because there are some bigger spiders out there! Actually she will do you no harm at all.
Watch out more for prickly gorse bushes though as they can actually hurt!
I was a little taken aback by it's size and it looked very distincitve to me, not like anything I have seen before in the UK.
The picture doesn't do it justice (I only had an old mobile phone to photo it with), especially the colours, I would describe it as grey with a darker grey-brown pattern on it's abdomen which was noticably large and almond shaped. It's legs looked thick and muscular. Body length (legs excluded) it is hard to feel accurate, but at a guess 1.5-2.5cm, it was the most intidmating looking spider I've seen in the UK.
I've looked on a couple of UK spider ID sites and have found nothing that really looks like it.
Does anyone know what it is?
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