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Noble false widow spider, female underside It was believed that this one had either recently laid eggs or was dehydrated. Found nesting in my porch. Unfortunately she died a few days later. False widow spider,Geotagged,Isle of Wight,Noble false widow spider,Steatoda nobilis,Summer,United Kingdom,spiders Click/tap to enlarge

Noble false widow spider, female underside

It was believed that this one had either recently laid eggs or was dehydrated. Found nesting in my porch. Unfortunately she died a few days later.

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''Steatoda nobilis'' is a spider in the genus ''Steatoda'', known in the United Kingdom as the noble false widow and often referred to as the false widow. As the common name indicates, the spider superficially resembles and is frequently confused for the black widow and other spiders in the genus ''Latrodectus'', which can have medically significant venom. ''Steatoda nobilis'' is native to Madeira and the Canary Islands from where it allegedly spread to Europe, and arrived in England before 1879,.. more

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Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Nov 14, 2017. Captured Aug 3, 2017 17:10 in 23 Spring Hill, Ventnor PO38 1PF, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO1000
  • 100mm