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Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

Picture ID 103601

Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Dorsal

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Underneath the bottom cushion of an outdoor patio chair, the day after it rained. I lifted up the bottom cushion to shake it out and the spider fell off it. I believe it was a baby since it was pretty tiny.
I live on a golf course with lots of shrubbery.

  • Submitted by: 
    PDXmarie
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2020
  • Photographed: Apr 23, 2020
  • Spider: Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow)
  • Location: Wilsonville, Oregon, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy

Yep, False Black Widow, Steatoda grossa.

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