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Is this a Steatoda nobilis?

Observed: 13th October 2013 By: David SmithDavid Smith’s reputation in Invertebrates
False Widow
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Description:

Saw this spider in the corner of my room, about 7ft up on my fishing rod holdall. Managed to capture it safely and am concerned that it's a Steatoda nobilis. Can anyone confirm?
The second picture is of a spider that was much smaller, but possibly the same species?

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mattprince1969's picture

Second spider..

..looks like labulla thoracica.

So one's harmless, and one's mostly harmless.