Picture ID 125514

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 13, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Mullingar, Ireland
  • Spotted Indoors: Sink or bathtub
  • Found in web?: No
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Vivid colors? It looks like a spider in genus Steatoda of family Theridiidae. Their markings are generally gold, white, or silver. They stop moving in bright lighting and start again in darkness. A common name for them is False Widows. Ignore any UK media that portray them as dangerous to people. They can’t see well and prefer darkness where they can use their sense of touch to hunt insects and other spiders. They do their best to avoid us. Thank you for being kind to it.