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Hi, could someone is this spider for me. I'm not sure if it's a false widow or not. I'm asking for my in-laws as they would like to know if it is one.
Sorry, photo's not great but it's the only one they took. 
Any help would be really appreciated.
Thank you. 


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,041
    Depending on its size, it might be this, the cupboard spider.

    The poor thing seems to get a bad press, but I can vouch for the fact that most spiders can give a nasty nip.

    I have been bitten more than once while pushing my fingers into a pair of leather gardening gloves.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 428
    Thank you pansyface, I have had false windows in my garden in Ireland. But with the photo the in-laws sent I can't really tell. They found this on their boat and my mother-in-law reacts badly to a lot of things, so she was just a bit worried if this was a false widow.
    Thank you for th the link and your help. 
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