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Spider in kitchen

Observed: 7th May 2011 By: diatalvdiatalv’s reputation in Invertebratesdiatalv’s reputation in Invertebrates
spider in kitchen
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Dysdera sp

This is a very dark specimen and difficult to differentiate between crocata and erythrina.
crocata is usually the larger so a scale is useful. Crocata also has a wider range of habitat, erythrina usually restricted to heath and unimproved grasslands. If collected in a graden or household it is likely to be crocata, but the location is within the range of both species.
Be careful picking them up, they have a painful bite.