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  • Eric Wilton

    22.10.13.Invasion of venomous spiders closes secondary school

  • Emanuela Marcu

    False widow spider: small, deadly – and in the UK A cousin of the black widow, Steatoda nobilis has infiltrated these shores and is spreading everywhere. But no one has died yet

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  • Daisy Brambletoes

    They can bite if you scare them, but they are not especially poisonous. They don't even kill their husbands, who sit peacefully on the same web, and are very tiny. We get lots of these in the summer, and I like watching them..

  • Cindy Noah

    I've seen the males, too. They look like tiny faded grey versions of the females. We protect their sacs at the end of the season so we will have them again.

  • Daisy Brambletoes

    There's a picture of a web on my board with the male and female keeping house, so to speak.

  • Cindy Noah

    Well, I didn't find the picture but I really enjoyed trolling your pins! I'll have to check them out some more later. Great pins!

  • Daisy Brambletoes

    Thanks. But the picture is right there with the other spiders. He's in the upper left corner or one of them. His mate tends to dwarf him, of course.

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Holy crap, girl--are you trying to jumpstart my heart this morning? Ain't nuthin' cute about that! Lyn Rozier

Brown Recluse the most deadly spider in the states worse even than a black widow. though I'd never like to meet any in my sheets at night

  • Pam McKenzie

    A classic; still have mine among all my field guides

  • Julian Montague

    I've had this one since I was 8, it's one of my all time favorite Golden Guide covers

Spider It would seem that this is - by far - my most repinned pin...

I once photographed one of these in it's web at a friend's house. (Stone Mountain, Georgia. They are HUGE!

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