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Spider, body 8mm

Observed: 20th September 2011 By: Topsi
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    Likely ID
    Steatoma nobilis
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Alan Thornhill's picture

Picture from above?

It looks theridiid like but I can't personally say this is S nobilis - legs look too delicate and annulated. Can you get a picture from above, to show any markings on abdomen and cephalothorax?

Alan Thornhill's picture

Sorry, still don't know

I still lean towards a theridiid, though 8mm is big. I wonder about Achaearanea tepidariorum which is one of the larger members of this family. Was it found in a warm place?

Topsi's picture

not photogenic

It was in an insulated outbuilding. The photos of Achaearanea tepidariorum on the web (no pun intended) certainly look like it.

I don't think it likes having its photo taken.