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I don’t know, but it has babies running around in my bathroom..
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- Submitted: Apr 20, 2020
- Photographed: Apr 20, 2020
- Spider: Metaltella simoni (Hacklemesh Weaver)
- Location: Oxnard, California, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
For the last five days we been seeing tiny baby spiders all over our bathroom up in the corners of the ceiling and windows then tonight this big spider was just walking across our bathroom floor like nothing.. I haven’t touched the babies and as for the big spider after taking its picture I took it out side and let it go, because I hate to kill anything, it’s not right.. But I really need to know what this spider is because a week ago one was found in my sons bed, another was found in our closet and now… Read more »
Hi, this is a black lace weaver, Amaurobius ferox. Where the black lace weaver spiders do have venom they are not fatal towards people. However they do have a mean bite which can hurt for days. The black lace weaver spider prefers to live in dark humid places so when they do venture indoors, they are most often found in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Will bite if provoked by being touched or threatened. Its bite leaves a white patch surrounded by redness with nausea lasting up to three days.