Picture ID 131261

Picture of unidentified spider

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Brown Widow that’s my guess the back was all Brown though I Believe

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  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2020
  • Photographed: Nov 5, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Sink or bathtub
  • Found in web?: Yes
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You guessed the correct family, Theridiidae. The Widow spiders are in genus Latrodectus, this is genus Steatoda. There are a bunch of common names for this type of spider like: Tangleweb Spiders, False Widows, and Cobweavers. They don’t have venom that is dangerous to people. The interesting catch is that their venom is quite potent to other spiders and insects. False Widows can kill the Widows. They are great indoor spiders, I have my own household Steatoda spp. spider crews to eat house flies, fruit flies, and mosquitoes. You can use the insect accumulation in and under her web to… Read more »