Tregellist's picture

Spider in my shed

Observed: 15th October 2013 By: Tregellist
Species interactions

No interactions present.


DD's picture

Hi Trevor,

I think you've left the 't' out of Steatoda.
You can use the edit function to change it.


Tregellist's picture


Sorry, my arachnophobia showing through there. I have hundreds of these little fella's in my shed, but I can't speciate them. any ideas?

Tregellist's picture

Zygiella x-notata

Thanks folks. Also known by the common name silver-sided sector spider. I'd like to hear Ed Milliband try to say that one. You've managed to convince my wife that she won't get bitten when I send her out for logs, so well done!

Alan Thornhill's picture

Never heard it called that

The more common name (I think) is missing sector orb weaver, because its webs often have two sectors without any cross threads. I reckon it's the second most common spider in my garden

darob57's picture

missing silver side orb what?

I think I prefer the scientific name on this occasion!