Black spider ...ID needed

Lethargic spider found on pavement on the way to work. Any ideas what kind of spider it is ? Thanks.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 11,010

    I think it's a house spider. Probably cold because not indoors.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,432
    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    Nah, 'snot a house spider.  They're bigger and hairier with a chequered abdomen.  Like this:

    http://www.eurospiders.com/tegenaria_domestica_0238.jpg

     

    Dunno what, offhand though.  Maybe a money spider, in view of what it appears to be carrying?  image

    Brill photo btw!

     PS

    Can't see it on that page you linked to Dove.  I do like the photo of the Invisible Spider, though!

     

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 11,010

    If not a house spider, how about a mouse spider?

    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/mouse-spider

    I could  go through the alphabet maybe.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 15,254

    arachnis nigris image

    Devon.
  • Mouse spider looks the best fit so far - I've never heard to them. Is the abdomen hairy enough ...

  • Alan Clark2Alan Clark2 Posts: 657
  • Hi Alan, Looked at the link. The head seems too wide for my spider, however It is a great link and the site provides ID's of spiders - I think I will register with them to get the experts to take a look.

    Thanks jo47 - spider would have been squashed underfoot! Family think I'm mad - nothing new there image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 11,010

    I stop on the road to pick up lost and wandering earthworms. My family keep walking and pretend that I'm not with them.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 11,010

    Maybe they have early onset earthworm dementia.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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