Picture ID 155986

Picture of unidentified spider

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I have no idea what the species is
Please help

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  • Submitted: May 7, 2022
  • Photographed: May 5, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Leuven, Belgium
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Steatoda species. This might be Steatoda paykulliana or S.triangulosa. There are many Species in the genus Steatoda. https://wsc.nmbe.ch/genus/3542 The link is to a list of all of them and their major ranges. The World Spider Catalog is an ongoing database of all named Spider species in the World. A common name for all of them is False Widows. She’s not a dangerous spider to humans, she’s helpful. They eat many insects and other arachnids, including ticks. They are very good at catching flies. I am happy to have two species of False Widows living in my house. They catch all… Read more »