Steatoda triangulosa
(Triangulate Cobweb Spider)

Picture ID 15100

Picture of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate Cobweb Spider) - Male - Dorsal

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This spider bit my 7 month old baby. Her finger swelled up. We live in Tennessee, and several people said it looked like a brown recluse, so we brought her to the ER. They sent us home and said to monitor her for the next seven days to see if she develops any of the bad symptoms from a brown recluse bite. I'm not sure it's a brown recluse. Unfortunately, this is the best picture we got before killing the spider. It was in the baby's play-pen in the kitchen.

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Tentative given the amount of detail in this image but it looks like a male Triangulate Cobweb Weaver, Steatoda triangulosa.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1365521/bgimage

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