Unidentified

Picture ID 117950

Picture of unidentified spider

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Black legs. Black body with lengthways white stripes.

  • Submitted by: 
    AidenSkeels
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2020
  • Photographed: Jul 28, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Wisbech, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Helper-Harvestman

Hi there! This looks like Steatoda nobilis, the Noble False Widow.

Helper-Harvestman

You are very welcome! In general, Steatoda spiders are shy of humans, preferring dark, undisturbed places. Most of the Steatoda nobilis specimens I have seen are significantly darker than that, with the white markings very small. I have heard that Steatoda spiders darken as they age, so this may be a juvenile or young adult. It is not particularly rare in the UK – we see pictures of it submitted regularly. It is nonnative in the US but has an established population in Central California. According to The World Spider Catalog, it is actually native to Macaronesia, having also been… Read more »

Helper-Harvestman

Yes. Their legs range from brown to black. You can take a look at the color variations within the species here:

https://spiderid.com/spider/theridiidae/steatoda/nobilis/pictures/

Helper-Harvestman

I’m so glad I could help. Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for sharing!