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Observed: 7th September 2011 By: leenestofvipersleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebratesleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebratesleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebratesleenestofvipers’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Body 10mm. Living on my curtains. Dark brown with yellow spots on abdomen. legs orangey at the base becoming green. Can anyone tell me which species?

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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body shape

The body shape seems wrong for the false widow which appear to be more rounded.

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I wouldn't rule out a

I wouldn't rule out a Steatoda. My first thought was one of the larger linyphiids but 10mm body length is more like S. nobilis.

I can't tell from photo 2 whether the white patches on the abdomen are central or whether there is another row of them further over.

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The marks on the abdomen were yellow. The marks aren't central. When viewed upside down it looked like a smile with eyes and eyebrows.
Will add another pic which might be clearer.

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Thanks Alan

I had a look through some pictures of male steatoda grossa and this looks right so thanks for pointing me in the right direction Alan.I have overstated my confidence level as I meant to put 'It is ikely to be this but I can't be certain'.