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Exotic wasp spider that bites swarming across England

For decades, only the gardens of the South Coast were warm enough for them.

But after years of mild winters, one of Britain's most colourful and striking spiders is on the march.

The population of the wasp spider has exploded and is spreading rapidly north.

This year, females have been spotted in Surrey and Hertfordshire.

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Striped wasp spider's size in comparison to a two pence coin