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Evicted Spider

Observed: 22nd April 2012 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebratesjccurd’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_9132_Pholcus_phalangioides
Description:

Sorry about the apparent 16 legs, I had to use the dreaded flash gun to get a decent speed of shot.
I evicted it from our house, not because we dislike them but because they upset the PIRs and set off the alarm. :)) Ispot seems to want to call this a Cobweb Spider.

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cmp379's picture

Eviction!

I evict them too! No wonder they are also called the cobweb spider. I turn my back and there are cobwebs everywhere. They just love ceilings and light fittings (this isn't a scientific fact!!) We seemed to have had an explosion of them last year. I put conkers everwhere to deter them (old wives tale). Now, the minute I spot them they are out!! Evicted!