Picture ID 129227

Picture of unidentified spider

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Steotada Nobilis, female?, found hanging on a single thread looking for a place to land just outside the conservatory. Mixed forest at 4200 feet, a very dry year with little rain so far. Sorry for the soft photo, iPhone 6 was all I had. Not aggressive. Caught in jar and started making a web in the bottom almost immediately. Released.

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  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 11, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: JULIAN, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Yes, she is Steatoda nobilis. This is foreign species introduced to the US via California. The photo isn’t bad for a spider pic. It’s difficult to get any cell phone to focus on something so small in dim light. The iPhone 10 is supposed to be better for that. So far, the iPhone 10 photos we’ve received are better than the previous. A much less expensive alternative is to buy a small flashlight and a clip-on macro lens for cell phones. I’m not sure of the gender, it is usually easier to tell with a spider. The pedipalps aren’t visible,… Read more »