Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 9 years ago

Is it just me or are British spiders getting bigger?

Probably not quite the right section but hey. I just seen an absolute monster of a spider on my wall. Its legspan was easily a few inches across, too large to trap in a pint glass without hurting its legs. I don't think I've ever seen such a big spider. Is there are new species that's been brought over from abroad, or are British spiders getting bigger? I don't remember ever seeing spiders this big when I was younger.

5 Answers

  • John R
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I don't think the spiders are getting bigger; having seen a number of these questions recently, I suspect that everybody's favorite Giant House Spider (Tegenaria duellica) may be expanding its range. They really do get pretty substantial.

  • 9 years ago

    They are all coming out this time of year. I've seen many that size in house and work. Deffo think they are getting bigger!

  • 9 years ago

    they r definatly getting bigger...i h8 spiders..definatly from abroad.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes I think that too, they can be huge!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's you.

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