Parasteatoda tepidariorum
(Common House Spider)

Picture ID 110015

Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs,Spiderlings,Webs

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In submitted photo you will see a fresh hatch of new spiders surrounding the egg sac. Caught them just in time.

I have an interesting story to relate about a spider envenomation by Steatoda hespera, in 1997. Let me know if you'd be interested.


Keith Benoist

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Orb weaver of some kind. Harmless, good at catching pests


May I know what the story is about? I’m curious to know 🙂


I too am interested. I hope it has a good ending, I like having Steatoda spp. spiders in my house.


Fantastic! This is Parasteatoda tepidarorium, in family Theridiidae. With egg sac and hatchlings! The photo is gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us! The date generator is working for me, I believe you, the site looks and works differently on different browsers and devices and such. I’m using the Safari browser on an iPad. Our Site Moderator sees different things on her iPad than what shows on mine. Our programming is way past due for an update. Thank you for letting us know about the glitch, I’ll forward the info.

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