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Species Account for Steatoda nobilis

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Steatoda nobilis  (Thorell, 1875)
Araneae: Theridiidae

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data

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Records: 165
First Record: 1984
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 33
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 33
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Steatoda nobilis 3
Steatoda nobilis 3
Steatoda Nobilis Rose Green
Steatoda Nobilis Rose Green
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steatoda nobilis 2
False Widow
False Widow
Steatoda nobilis
Steatoda nobilis

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This species was first recorded in Britain near Torquay in 1879! However it was not described from Britain until 1993, when it was known to have occurred since at least 1986 and 1989 as flourishing populations in Portsmouth (Hampshire) and Swanage (Dorset), with a population in Essex at Westcliff-on-Sea recorded in 1990, and other records from Littlehampton in West Sussex.and Worthing, where a young woman was recorded as being bitten by a female (Snazell & Jones, 1993 - Bulletin of the the British Arachnological Society Vol. 9 (5): 164-167).There is now evidence of its distribution spreading more widely, with confirmed records from Cornwall, South Devon, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Warwick. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 95 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 3 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 25 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 165 records with habitat detail and method information)

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