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Ix_0848 spider query 1

Observed: 6th June 2012 By: sevenoysterssevenoysters’s reputation in Invertebratessevenoysters’s reputation in Invertebratessevenoysters’s reputation in Invertebrates
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ID wanted for this spider please - not measured at the time but its body length was probably about 10-12 mm. Found inside the house, placed in a deep cereal bowl for the photos then released into the garden.

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RE False Widow

Thanks Alan for the ID - can you tell if its a male or a female ? - According to another website the female has a painful bite, but the male doesn't bite. It might be useful to know the difference if I come across another one.

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Female most likely

If it's an adult, and the size given suggests that's likely, then it's a female - males of most spiders have clubbed palps. Even if it's sub adult, the stage before adult, then in a male the palps would be swollen.

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thanks for your info Alan -

thanks for your info Alan - much appreciated.