Brown recluse/ false widow
Male Steatoda grossa
Thank you. I was concerned that it was a brown recluse. Can you tell me what sets this one apart so I can correctly differentiate them in the future?
Sure thing! These guys will often be smaller than brown recluse spiders, and have more patterning on their abdomens. Brown recluses also tend to be lighter and have more even colouration. They also look fuzzy, while spiders in the genus steadota look fairly smooth and shiny. Hope that helps!
That is very helpful. Thanks again. Have a wonderful weekend!