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Lace Weaver Spider (Amaurobius similis)

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Amaurobius similis a House Spider Amaurobius similis

Lace Weaver Spider is called after the lace-like web it constructs at the entrance to a hole. It has a distinctive velvety abdomen and legs. The male is up to 7mm in size and slimmer than the female but otherwise similar. The female is up to 10mm in size.

Caution: this spider can bite causing painful swelling!

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House Spider Amaurobius similis

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