Picture ID 133452

Picture of unidentified spider

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I was hoping someone would know what kind this spider is....

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  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2021
  • Photographed: Jan 3, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Parkland, Washington, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Steatoda albomaculata, a male White-spotted False Widow. This species is regional to the Washington area. They are in family Theridiidae with the “real” Widows and most of the spiders in the World with the most dangerous venom to humans. BUT, this genus of the family isn’t dangerous. Some of them can even kill Black or Brown Widows, Brown Recluses, ticks and other surprising bugs. They will only bite you as a self-defense warning. This happens when someone deliberately or accidentally has their skin pressed too hard against a spider. If the spider isn’t trapped it will run to hide or… Read more »