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Monday, 31 January 2011

Spider for id

Hi all/Bruce...found this little beauty yesterday in a dead log in the local wood .No idea what it is any help appreciated

2 comments:

Bruce said...

Its a female Amaurobius fenestralis. They are commonly found under bark and logs. The only other similar looking species you are likely to see is A. similis which occurs around houses.
See:
http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.php5?title=Amaurobius_spp.

AndyC said...

Thanks Bruce its a fine looking spider