Picture ID 160981

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Looks like a species in the genus of Steatoda. Coloring is on top and under abdomen.Was found in its web 5 feet off ground on side of house outdoors. It has been in same location for a few weeks now.

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  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2022
  • Photographed: Aug 4, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Parasteatoda tepidariorum. She’s a Common House Spider. You were close on the ID. They are in the same family as Steatoda. Parasteatoda seem more likely to have leg band markings. The markings vary, there may be more species of Parasteatoda in an area than is known. The males are smaller and orangey. I’ve never actually seen a Common House Spider in a house, just on houses. Their webs are different than Steatoda, more likely to be higher off the ground and in sunlight. They sometimes make interesting canopies over the main web with a horizontal web covered in found objects.… Read more »