Unidentified

Picture ID 134598

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Thoughts on this spider and if it is poisonous? We have seen quite a few of these in our garage. Thanks

  • Submitted by: 
    MaximusTN
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 27, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Nashville , Tennessee, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

It’s Steatoda triangulosa, a Triangulate Cobweaver. They are in family Theridiidae with Black Widows, but their venom is different. I haven’t even ever heard anyone say they’ve been bitten by any of these False Widows. Their venom is quite potent to insects and other spiders. False Widows have been known to kill Black Widows, ticks, mosquitoes, Brown Recluses, and they are especially good at catching flies in houses. They rule handle the pest control in my kitchen and bathroom. Technically, they are venomous, almost all spiders are. Like most spiders they only bite people in self-defense when skin gets pressed… Read more »