I have two fang marks in my forearm from this spider. It lunged at me! Can someone identify it? Thank you!
It looks like a Cobweaver in genus Steatoda, possibly Steatoda grossa. That’s pretty weird! They aren’t known to do that. They have very poor vision, mostly light and dark is what they see. They hunt by sensation. I had one climb onto my dark phone and dark sweater, mistaking them for shadows to escape to. The good news is that the venom is not medically significant. Ignore articles from the UK that you may find in a Google search of the genus. Some of their media put out totally fake stories about these “False Widows” terrorizing and killing people. It’s… Read more »
Thank you so much!