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Male White Death Spider


By Kizibu

Male White Death Spider (Eryngium planum (Sea Holly))

Saw a couple of males on the Sea Holly today - though the female is the deadlier of the two at about 12mm long compared to the male's 3-4mm.

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R they deadly then? What they doing in Uk ? iv never heard of them? :/

28 Jul, 2008


Hope I dont see them on my Seaholly

28 Jul, 2008


Id kill them me Janette&wouldnt think twice about it knowing their killers their selfs

28 Jul, 2008


Hi Jacque

They are pretty deadly to bees and hover flies etc. but you should be safe enough in your garden when they are around.


28 Jul, 2008


O Thank Goodness 4 that had me worried :/

28 Jul, 2008


I've seen those around here too. I'm relieved they are not deadly to humans. Not good news for our bees though.

29 Jul, 2008

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