Spotted this little beauty on my daily garden safari !
Walnut orb-weaver spiders usually like to hide behind bark and in cracks in woodwork during the day and females can grow to around 15mm.
This species is actually one of the most venomous spiders in the UK, behind the false widow and the pain of one biting you has been described as “like an electric shock from finger to elbow".
While they’re not deadly, a bite from one of these can lead to a few hours of pain with swelling and a numb arm.
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