Spiders around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Tegenaria duellica

Tegenaria duellica mature male

Usually found in houses or out buildings, this one was found on a path at the edge of the woods.

As with all tegenaria the males are more easily seen in late summer and autumn when they wander off in search of a mate.

Male body length ranges from 10 -14 mm.

Females look the same, but have a fatter body.

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Tegenaria atrica

Tegenaria atrica, mature female

Fully grown females have a body length of 11 - 16 mm, and males 10 - 14 mm.

The web is a sheet with a tubular retreat.

They are found in a vide variety of habitats.

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Tetrix denticulata

Tetrix denticulata

Male and female 6 - 8 mm long.

Found in dry place in stone walls and around stones.

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Pardosa sp., a wolf spider

Found year round in gardens and woods. The female is easier to spot in the summer as she carries her (usually beige or light coloured) egg sac around behind her.

Lycosidae pardosa spider whole body

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Trochosa sp., a wolf spider

Trochosa sp. female spider with egg sac

In gardens and woods in silk lined burrows in the litter layer during the day, in the open when hunting at night. This is a female with her egg sac. She had one leg missing.

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