Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Many thanks
Yoiu can submit records of a small number of easily recognisable species using our Species surveys page, but for other spiders (if identifiable from a photograph) can be posted here or id requested using the contact us page.
I'd like to record more sightings in the future, should I post to the forum first for identification or just use the records feature with my best guess?
For more information on 'false widow' spiders (by which the media actually mean the so-called 'noble false widow' Steatoda nobilis) please see the false widow page on this website and BAS website . This species has been frequent in the southern coastal counties of England for a very great many years without causing any problems and is nowadays frequent in many areas of southern England. The media frenzy caused by this spider is unwarranted. They are unobtrusive, have no interest in attacking humans and would only bite if they were put into a position where they do so as a defensive reaction. Honey bees and social wasps pose a far greater risk.
If you can provide details of your records, including a full postcode or Ordnance Survey grid reference and date of the record, and preferably also photograph of your spiders, then you can either post this here or submit the records directly for this species through our species survey page at Wasp Spider (save your record link)
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