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Sat 30th April 2022 20:42 by Alex Lawrence
Spider Identification
Unknown spider No4 Copyright: Alex Lawrence

Unknown spider No3 Copyright: Alex Lawrence

Unknown spider No2 Copyright: Alex Lawrence

Unknown spider pic No1 Copyright: Alex Lawrence

Hi guys,

So I went into my compost container in garden today and came across this rather large arachnid, pictures don't do it justice how big it is.... Any ideas what species it is please?


Sat 30th April 2022 20:10 by Jon Devay
Hi, why the hairy cocoon?
Hi, why the hairy cocoon? And where did the hairs come from? You can clearly see the cocoon it their on the left, and the spider on the right... What is it? South West Cornwall

Hairy Cocoon Copyright: Jon Devay

Sat 30th April 2022 08:09 by Geoff Oxford
Dear Sarah, yes, almost certainly Larinioides cornutus. Geoff
Sat 30th April 2022 08:07 by Geoff Oxford
Dear Stefano, it is very difficult to make out what this spider might be from your photograph. Spiders only nip us when provoked and so just because it landed on you does not mean it would necessarily try to bite. No spider in Britain is dangerous to humans, although people do vary in their reactions to a genuine spider bites. Only a dozen or so have jaws that are capable of breaking human skin. I hope this helps. Geoff
Thu 28th April 2022 21:24 by Sarah Loving
Found on the coast path between Port Isaac and Port Quin in Cornwall on 20th April - SW981813 approx. I think it is a Larinioides species, I'm guessing L. cornutus because of the habitat (dry scrubby cliff-top vegetation) and the location, but is it possible to be sure from a photo?

Larinioides cornutus 1 Copyright: Sarah Loving

Larinioides cornutus no 2 Copyright: Sarah Loving

Mon 25th April 2022 04:39 by Stefano DiSte
Identify unknown black spider
Identify unknown black spider Copyright: Stefano DiSte

Hello, this spider was fairly large in size around 3 to 4 cm. It woke me up as I felt it on my body, hasn’t been a nice discovery at all. I have found one identical but smaller maybe more than one year ago, in the same situation, or similar, still on my bed, still during the night.

I removed it from my body with my hand and threw it on the carpet before realising. I doubt it bites otherwise it would have done it when it had the chance?

Please help me for my piece of mind to understand the species. Thank you.

P.s. sorry for the bad picture, I wasn’t really focused on what I was doing. I hope is good enough for identification. Picture was taken today at around 5am in London SW18 1QY

Sun 3rd April 2022 10:20 by Peter Harvey
Yes a juvenile, typical habitat for this species.
Sat 2nd April 2022 21:25 by Steve Marshall
Possible Dolomedes fimbriatus?
Hi, I think this poor photo might be Dolomedes fimbriatus? Taken 25/08/2021 at SU930533, on the edge of acid mire area with sphagnum and some open water on the Ash Ranges, Surrey. Thanks, Steve Possible Raft spider Copyright: Steve Marshall
Fri 1st April 2022 10:19 by Sarah Loving
Thank you very much Peter, really helpful. A new species for me so I will look out for it again.
Fri 1st April 2022 10:00 by Peter Harvey
Yes, this is an adult male Alopecosa pulverulenta. Adult males of A. barbipes (accentuata), cuneata and pulverulenta) can be separated through the front tibia appearance, see Difficult species as well as the as well as the palpal differences.

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