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Old 18th November 2013
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False False Widow

This is apparently the most commonly misidentified spider for being a False Widow because of its cream body band. This is in fact a Missing Sector Orb Weaver. It has quite happily been living on our kitchen ceiling by the smoke alarm for a couple of weeks now.

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Zygiella x-notata False False Widow by Tim J Preston, on Flickr
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Re: False False Widow

On the WAB website someone posted this on a False Widow spider thread - I thought it was rather good:

"I've been left with severe pain and swelling after a close encounter with one of those false widows.
Turned out her husband was still alive."

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Re: False False Widow

Nice one Tim, he wouldn't last a minute in our house never mind a whole 2 weeks. I would be under orders to dispatch him to the great outdoors!
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