Found under dead wood lying on the ground surface.
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Hi Alan, I'd agree it's Amaurobius but not sure whether it is immature or adult. I'm a bit puzzled by the size as well - if that's a 1mm scale in the first photo then the spider is over 2cm long, which is enormous for Amaurobius.
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The scale is 1 mm divided into 10 i.e. each numbered division = 1/10 mm
Sorry for any confusion.
... in which case it is less than 3mm long, which I guess must mean it is an immature specimen, assuming that it is Amaurobius!
- the rather translucent legs and lack of a noticeable epigyne made me think it was immature
Thanks Alan, I wasn't sure whether the epigyne was developed or not, I still find it quite hard to judge whether spiders are adult or not!
Lat/Lng: 51.3007, -0.1789
OS grid ref: TQ270573