Otherwise it could be Steatoda grossa, a spider previously most common in the southwest and occurring more sparingly eastwards and northwards, but in recent years it has also become widespread in the south-east (see summary page).
I found this spider under a tangle of felled willows from a dyke edge at Holkham grazing marshes in Norfolk on 23rd September 2015 - I think it is a Clubiona but not seen one as dark as this before, it also seemed larger than Clubiona brevipes of which I had found a few lately in oak trees . The purple hue of its abdomen, left me wondering whether it might be Clubiona pallidula ? Any thoughts
Are you providing all your records to the recording scheme through the Area Organiser? If not please provide details of grid reference and preferably a day date for your posts.
I thought I would also post this one I found a couple of weeks back which I haven't found an Id for yet.
Body Size: 2mm Date found: 12.09.15 Grid reference: SX872725 Locality: Hackney Marshes, in wooded area was found on low hanging tree branch upside down on mesh web.
Thank you again!
Body Size: just over 2mm Date found: 18.09.15 Grid reference: SX919903 Locality: a carpark in industrial site next to brook, Exeter.
Thank you for any help in identification.
I did try and use the forum - honest. I inserted the pictures, added text, but I possibly forgot to actually click submit - I'll never know for sure. Thank you very much for confirming the identity of my spider. I have been puzzled by this species several times now - they are usually seen as just 'legs and chelicerae' whilst sitting in the air brick vents, or gaps around the window frames, on the outside of my house and just back up and sit tight when disturbed. This one was wandering around the window frame and I couldn't resist the chance to identify him. Here are the details for the record (I have it as a male from memory (so please correct me if I am wrong about that): D.R. Allan, Segestria florentina, male, 04-Sep-2015, SU607006 Mill Pond Road (Gosport, Hampshire). Best wishes Debbie
There are 2 images which were uploaded, "Is this Segestria florentina at my window 2" and "Possible Segestria florentina at my window", but as explained in the picture upload guidelines and on the picture upload page, if you want help with identification, then you should either use the forum or the contact us page (and provide a full postcode or grid reference and date for the spider, which your photo upload does provide, but without any date).
Yes, your photos look like Segestria florentina. This is a spider which used to be found mainly near ports but which nowadays has spread much more widely inland. They make a tubular web which they use to catch prey insects and other invertebrates, which tug the trip lines when they walk over these, so the spider inside its retreat knows when to appear and subdue the prey.
Have anyone else here seen them in Devon.. Particularly East Devon?
I have pictures on my profile I would like an ID for if poss...?
We have this living in our back porch and want to know whether it could potentially be a danger to children playing in that area.
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