Picture ID 129197

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 11, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Conroe, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, she looks similar to Steatoda triangulosa, a Cobweaver. They make true cobwebs. They are in the same family, Theridiidae, as some of the most dangerous spiders to people, but a different genus. She isn’t dangerous to mammals, but quite lethal to insects and other spiders. You may notice the dead bodies of insects pile up under her web. She doesn’t like bright light, she can’t see well so darkness is her place to hunt. She wants to avoid people. I often write that they are ideal house spiders for North America. I have many in my house and they… Read more »