Unidentified

Picture ID 169679

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Parasteatoda found inside underground tunnel 6-10 feet in. This tunnel is 3 feet underground, extends for 50 feet and is fairly tight.

  • Submitted by: 
    greenvilleeee
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2022
  • Photographed: Nov 21, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

I’m not sure about Parasteatoda. I haven’t seen this spider before. There’s an odd black fringe on a segment of each leg. I only know the names of 2 of the segments, admittedly.

Nod

Any chance it could be one of the Nesticidae – the comb foot cellar spiders. They are found in caves and deep dark spaces. They are very similar to the Theridiidae but their legs – especially leg 1 – are slightly longer. The legs are also considerably hairier. – The European species have annulations on their legs. Other than the length of the legs and their extreme hairy-ness i have not been able to find any sort of a match – but there are not many on bugguide – their deep dark preferred habitat means that they are not found… Read more »

Nod

I am only learning too. You are probably correct. I saw your other parasteatoda after I posted my comment and realised I had probably gotten the scale wrong. I thought this spider was a little bigger. Tis a pretty little thing.