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Spider dormant under some fallen bark

Observed: 26th January 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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grant burleigh's picture

Labulla thoracica

Thanks for that ID

MickETalbot's picture

Labulla thoracica

Labulla thoracica, although I can not confirm the latter, I was going to suggest that Nailsea might be a little to far north for the spitting spider, as it is normally only found in houses, (and the like), in the UK. Although the further south you go it is reported that it can be found outside under rocks and stones.

mattprince1969's picture

its certainly not scytodes

..but.. as you point out, scytodes is a synanthropic species, so it could turn up anywhere..

most northerly record is Carlisle in 1965. (source SRS)

Regards,
Matt

MickETalbot's picture

touche!

However you missed the point, (just a little), it being the further north it is found it is not like to be found outside.

Best wishes,

mattprince1969's picture

Apologies.

Sorry about that.

..but...

Hold on a minute..

Syctodes thoracica
Cheltenham - *Gardens* '91 and '95
(source SRS)

;)

Matt