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Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

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When I went to open the curtains in my bedroom this morning I spotted this fearsome looking spider. I haven't seen anything quite like it before, does anyone have any ideas what this might be please?

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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

EEK ! may be poisonous ... keep away

ps perhaps Wild About Britain has the answer ?
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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

Not sure as I've not got any spider books, but Araneus quadratus maybe
http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/Spider.../Araneidae.htm

http://www.eurospiders.com/Araneus_quadratus.htm

http://www.uksafari.com/araneusquadratus.htm
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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

Crab spider
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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

It's a Green-Backed Finger-Snapper, not poisoness (to humans) but it don't half hurt!
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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

The Society of Biology is appealing to the public to send in details of sightings of and photos.

see
https://www.societyofbiology.org/get...-spider-survey

They are specifically interested in the House Spider but no doubt your spider will interest them as well - I sent in a picture of a House Spider the other night.

There was an article in The Times last Monday on this topic.
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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

Looks like it might be a Green Orb Weaver
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Re: Spider ID: what a weird one on my bedroom curtain this morning

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Looks like it might be a Green Orb Weaver
I wondered about that, but have a look at the first and penultimate photo in my second link above. Hence thinking about a 4 spot orb weaver.

It didn't look line the Green one was so hairy or has striped legs.
As is now becoming obvious, I'm no Arachnophile.
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