We found this spider in our house earlier (Thursday 25 July) sitting next to the hinge of one of the doors in our kitchen. My husband was able to catch it in a glass quite easily and we relocated it on the fence in our garden where it has remained ever since. There looks like there is another smaller spider that is quite similar in appearance close by on the fence as well, in quite a thick web. Just wondering if anyone can help to identify the species please? We've never had one in the house before and from looking at picture on Google are wondering if it could be a false widow? The body was about 1cm in length and the legs were quite thick and black. I've attached a selection of pics showing it indoors, in a glass and on the fence. Thanks in advance for your help.
Location: Nottingham, NG13 8ZT.
I've found a large number of baby spiders in my under-stairs cupboard. I don't particularly want to kill them, but I also don't fancy having hundreds of full size spiders running round the house (I haven't mentioned to my wife that they are there and she hasn't looked yet...)
I think they are normal daddy long legs type spiders.
So my questions are...
Can they be safely moved? If I can move them, where is suitable? If they can't be moved, will they likely just move on and i'd be none the wiser?
Thanks in advance for you advice.
Almost certain this is Argiope b. but would like clarification. I found several webs of these in the area, all of which lacked the characteristic zig zag of the stabilimentum. But the spider itself looks like it can't be anything else. Am I wrong?
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