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House Spider

Observed: 20th September 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Spider, House, 75mm, Franklin Gardens, 2012-09-20 004
Description:

Very large house spider, about 75mm maximum span. I've never seen a bigger one. That's a £1 coin next to it.

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Simon, you can't do species from a photo, best to stay at genus.

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Good Morning Chris

I fell prey to the "get recommended" button, and didn't think to check, I'm afraid. No excuse though - I knew there were several spiders loosely called House Spiders. It's become second nature to use the recommended name, but sometimes it bites you. Or, in this case, me.
Pretty big example, isn't it? It made my daughter in law jump, but I've got her sufficiently well trained that, instead of running away, she came and fetched me to look at it!

Regards