Valkenfig's picture

Mystery spider

Observed: 3rd November 2012 By: Valkenfig
Mystery spider

This spider seems quite common. The web is very fine and when disturbed the spider spins. I have seen one move a dead ordinary house spider, but I do not know whether it was responsible for the death.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


dennis trunecka's picture

Pholcus phalangioides

Unlikely as it may seem, P.phalangioides are reported to have killed and eaten the larger Tegenaria species. I have not seen this myself despite having observed many P.phalangioides.

mattprince1969's picture

they certainly do. my garage

they certainly do. my garage was cleared of tegenaria by pholcus.. which was a shame as one of the teggies had strung up harlequins like xmas baubles in her web before the pholcus got to her.