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green spider
Dear Sir,
I found this little spider on my post box. I’ve never seen a spider with a green abdomen in England before – can you tell me what it is and is it indigenous? I’ve sent another photo to give an idea of size.

Hi Nick,
This is a Cucumber Green Spider, Araniella cucurbitina. According to Wikipedia, it is an indigenous spider in Northern Europe. Adult spiders show much more green and less red than your immature specimen.

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14 Responses to Cucumber Green Spider

  1. Ash says:

    Are these spiders poisoning?

    • bugman says:

      They have venom that is not considered dangerous to humans.

      • The Guy says:

        I’ve been bitten by one between my calve and thigh and it got pretty swollen but it looked more like a giant zit which I popped and only blood came out.

        I noticed I was bitten later on in the day because it bit me while I was asleep , when I check my bed it was there under my blanket where my legs are.

  2. david ascher says:

    found one at Shelter Island, NY. An import??

  3. Sophia says:

    Found one on my daughter’s bed

  4. Madi says:

    One seas flying next to my friend

  5. Vernon says:

    Seeing this Green spiderin Brandon Fl.

  6. Lee O'SULLIVAN says:

    Seen cucumber spider nr Sherbourne…bright green …

  7. Becca says:

    Found in my garden along with many different ones like brown and white abdomens. Workington Cumbria England

  8. James Joyce says:

    Found in Folkestone, Kent.

  9. Trev says:

    Ive just had one crawling over me in lancashire england. Friendly little chap

  10. BRENDA SCOTT says:

    I found one in my house,Musselburgh,Scotland
    my husband have never seen Cucumber Spider before.
    I thought at first it was a beetle.

  11. Kirsty MacDonald says:

    I just found one wandering over my washing. Took me ages to get a photo and even. Then it’s not very good. I checked the rear end and it has the wee red mark I have read about

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