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It is a rare species for the Netherlands.
In the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London, England, in 2002 112 spider species were found; including 2 species which were new for London. Nearly double the 57 spider species found there in 1954. The rise in number of species is thought to be caused by the stopping of coal heating which causes smog, which is a problem for spiders.
The species include the giant house spider.
Source about 2002: Leidsch Dagblad, 27 March 2002.
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