Can anyone identify this type of spider? (Pictures included)?

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Im living in the UK but it might not be indigenous.

Its about 10mm in length, legs relatively short, only about a mm or 2 longer than the body.

Markings shown better in the picture than I can describe.

Sorry about the pictures, the little devil moves fast and jumps about quite a bit. Hopefully the link will work.


Im sure its not poisonous, just interested in what it could be. First thoughts were a baby house spider but the legs seem too short. Im looking for a latin and if possible, common name.

Update 2:

Im pretty sure its not a labyrinth spider because ive seen them before and this spider's legs are too short / body too large. Also, I heard somewhere that jumping spiders dont make large webs and this one certainly does. Its everywhere!

Update 3:

Ok ok. It is poisonous but not enough so to kill or hurt badly a person that is not allergic to it.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Looks like some sort of jumping spider (salticidae). That's as good as I can get with the little guy- I don't know British species. Check out this site of European spiders

  • 1 decade ago

    Might be a labyrinth spider. I am providing a link for you to look since the photos you provide are difficult to compare to the ones I found. Note too that all spiders are poisonous to one degree or another. This one, however, I don't believe would cause you problems.

  • 1 decade ago

    As a kid my mom worked in a greengrocers in the UK, they would often get large spiders along with crates of bananas, do you live close by one ? I always wanted her to bring one home but it seems the ladies all crushed them beyond recognition.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it's a jumping spider and btw, all spiders are venomous

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