Picture ID 172244

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Steatoda nobilis. Sitting on an orchid plant in my greehouse. I've acquired no new plants for more than a year and they were from Hawaii where S. nobilis hasn't been reported. I haven't seen it again and have found no others.

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  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2023
  • Photographed: Dec 26, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: La Jolla, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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https://bugguide.net/node/view/697702/data We use BugGuide.net for North American mainland sightings data. They started identifying species from photos about 15 years before we did. Hawaiian sightings are kept separate on their site. The link I Included should be S. nobilis sightings. There was one in Texas, the rest are in California, which was the state that the species was introduced to. This looks like a male. He is quite hairy compared to the females. Male spiders follow the scent of females and tend to end up inside enclosed areas by accident. The males have a short genetic lifespan. If I was in… Read more »


Yeah, Steatoda