suewil's picture

Unknown Spider

Observed: 12th May 2013 By: suewil
2013-05-12 15.49.19
Description:

Small ish dark brown spider about 5-8mm. has a white stripe halfway around the abdomen at the front and indentations on the top of abdomen.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

GrizzledBadger's picture

Spider name

Field Studies Council AIDGAP guides give the common name of Comb-footed Spider

Brock

chrisbrooks's picture

Names

Hi Brock, I've seen it recorded as Common False Widow Spider as well as Rabbit-hutch Spider.

chrisbrooks's picture

Names

Interestingly enough the British Arachnological Society acknowledge the name of "Rabbit-hutch Spider"

GrizzledBadger's picture

I see one of its European

I see one of its European female relatives is regarded as having a fatal bite. I was not knocking the name, just adding further info.

Brock

chrisbrooks's picture

Name

Hi Brock, I didn't think you were knocking the name, it's just interesting how species accumulate different and varied common names. I guess that's why the Latin name is the most important. Regards Chris.

GrizzledBadger's picture

So very true, but common

So very true, but common names do add 'colour'

Brock

mattprince1969's picture

Very few spider bites result in fatalities

Even with the latrodectus (true widow) that you are referring to, the bite is be a serious thing, but it is very rarely fatal

suewil's picture

Thanks Guys for the info, I

Thanks Guys for the info, I have never seen one of these before so I was not sure.
I was trying to work out if it is fairly common to this region, does anyone know?