Noble falsie

in the garden

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I found a stunning Noble False Widow (Steatoda nobilis) in the shed – a proper beauty. a native of the Canary Islands, it has apparently been in the UK for over 120 years, but it’s reached peak newsworthiness in the last few years…

The bite of the Noble False Widow is said to be roughly the same as a wasp sting, but many people have reported really nasty injuries. In recent years they have been seen further and further North. I reckon this one will do a good few years in the corner of the shed.


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