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.
No interactions present.
Field Studies Council AIDGAP guides give the common name of Comb-footed Spider
Hi Brock, I've seen it recorded as Common False Widow Spider as well as Rabbit-hutch Spider.
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Interestingly enough the British Arachnological Society acknowledge the name of "Rabbit-hutch Spider"
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.
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.
So very true, but common names do add 'colour'
Even with the latrodectus (true widow) that you are referring to, the bite is be a serious thing, but it is very rarely fatal
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?
Lat/Lng: 52.575, -0.25
OS grid ref: TL186989