arachnocide

arachnocide

Observation - arachnocide - UK and Ireland. Description: A female Steataoda nobilis attacks kills and wraps an unidentified male spider - whether this was a hapless mste or simply prey is not known. S. nobilis a large and very aggressive species arrived in the UK in bananas from the Canary Islands over a hundr

A female Steataoda nobilis attacks kills and wraps an unidentified male spider - whether this was a hapless mste or simply prey is not known.
S. nobilis a large and very aggressive species arrived in the UK in bananas from the Canary Islands over a hundred years ago - they are one one the few UK spiders that can deliver a painful bite.