Picture ID 125065

Picture of unidentified spider

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Please help me to identify. It matches a picture of a Steatoda nobilis but that spider is found in the UK.

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  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 11, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Luray, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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It was probably our site, not the phone. I would have said Steatoda nobilis from the photo too, but yes the location is wrong. I’m pretty sure it is Steatoda triangulosa. We acting do have S. nobilis in California, introduced from Europe. The Steatoda spiders are quite active right now, we’re getting lots of photos of them and I found them almost everywhere I looked indoors and out yesterday. Thankfully they are my favorite kind of American spiders indoors. One common name is Cupboard Spiders. They do live in my cupboards, under the refrigerator, etc. They make true cobwebs, which… Read more »