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Sat 22nd June 2019 19:09 by Christine Howett
Identification need please
Could somebody please id this little chap. Found on my rose bush today. Never seen one beforeidentification needed please Copyright: Christine Howett
Fri 21st June 2019 23:44 by Ellie Littlewood
Amaurobius ferox found indoors (Durham)
Found this little one on a doorframe this evening and was wondering what might have tempted her inside? Our house is quite old and generally quite cold so that could explain it, but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas? ID was made based on the markings on the back (indistinct and brown/dark yellow) and overall colouring (dark brown/black). I’m also aware that this species is rarer in the north of England which has definitely sparked my interest!

Sorry for the bad photo quality, artificial light isn’t ideal and didn’t want to disturb for any longer than necessary. I took more photos but can’t work out how to upload multiple!

Amaurobius ferox found indoors Copyright: Ellie Littlewood

Sun 2nd June 2019 16:40 by Peter Harvey
Yes, looks to be a subadult male (swollen bag-like palps) Araneus angulatus. Thanks for record details.
Sat 1st June 2019 13:38 by Vincent Blood
Araneus angulatus
Araneus angulatus 1 Copyright: Vincent Blood Araneus angulatus 2 Copyright: Vincent Blood Araneus angulatus 3 Copyright: Vincent Blood Araneus angulatus 4 Copyright: Vincent Blood I'm new to this forum - and a generalist rather than spider specialist. Walking on the New Forest heathland between Bransgore and Burley today (01.06.19) and noticed a spider in a remote clump of gorse that I'd not seen before. Pretty confident it's Araneus angulatus. Grid ref: SU213008.

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