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Mouse Spider

Special features: The mouse spider gets its name from the grey coloured abdomen which is covered in tiny hairs and resembles mouse fur.

It doesn't create a web. Instead it wanders about in search of prey - usually at night.

Latin name: Scotophaeus blackwalli

Size: Approximately 9 to 12 mms long

Distribution: Found throughout the U.K.

Months seen: All year. More frequently in summer and autumn.

Food: Small insects and creepy-crawlies

Habitat: In southern Britain they are found in gardens and houses. In the north they are found in houses.

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