What type of spider is this?

  • In reply to Robbo:

    That seems to be the case. When I try to look up a recent thread, I seem to get posts from two years ago plus!

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • The trouble with false widow ID is that its often the top search results from Google images that come to the fore. Be it newspapers or photo agencies. And quite often the papers buy images from photo agencies. And a lot of insects on the sites are incorrectly ID'd. But this link should help and if not you can email them your photo. Many love to help.

    www.nhm.ac.uk/.../false-widow-spiders.html

    Good luck
  • In reply to Happles:

    The problem with Google (and probably Bing and many others as well) is money shouts the loudest with searches, and their trending searches are either a bad joke, or a very sad sign of the times....

    Any web related searches I undertake are always taken with a big pinch of salt, I use books first, then fine tune as required on the web. Also, you get those who innocently mistakenly ID something, and a search can bring it up. Sometime back I'd mistakenly ID'd a bird on here, and that came up in a search. I will confess, I did fine tune my Google search, but not by much because I wanted to prove to myself how accurate these searches can be.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler