Picture ID 153635

Picture of unidentified spider

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Found this spider on the kitchen counter. It appeared to have crawled out of a bunch of kale. Based on pics from web search, it may be a female False Widow?? Steatoda Nobilis or Steatoda Grossa?

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  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2022
  • Photographed: Jan 20, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Redwood City, California, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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You got it! She’s Steatoda nobilis.


Almost all spiders are venomous for a quick kill of the prey. The only types of spiders in North America that have medically significant venom are: Black Widows, Brown Widows, and the Recluses. Even those are extremely rarely fatal. Americans really worry way too much about spider bites. That’s actually a main point of our website. ๐Ÿ™‚ False Widows rarely bite, I haven’t heard from anyone who has been bitten. I’ve handled the ones that live in my house a couple of times. They don’t enjoy it and look forward to going back to their hiding spots. Overall spiders bite… Read more ยป


LOL, that’s what some of our volunteers do with Widow spiders. Where’s the property line again? ๐Ÿ˜‰