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Please could Anybody I.D. thes Spider

Observed: 10th September 2011 By: manterr
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this spider builds an orb web

this spider builds an orb web and liveson the end of a length of silk not in the middle of the web.

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this has been in my garden

this has been in my garden for about 5 years

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Walnut Orb Weaver Spider

I'm pretty sure you're right. According to the Natural History Museum website, they bite.
'Felt like a puncture from a bramble thorn. Site of the bite slightly raised and white (no reddening). Pain gone after 6 hours.'

'Pain like an electric shock from finger to elbow with the arm going numb; recovered after a few hours.'

'Itchiness and hot feeling on arm, large red patch (2" x 4") became worse within hour, plus white lumps; horrible burning feeling - felt bruised for some days.'

I've never been bitten by one, but I don't think I'll experiment...