Picture ID 172595

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

No idea what species this is, and it's interesting that its abdomen looks like a Japanese horror mask.

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  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2023
  • Photographed: Jan 30, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Oakland, California, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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It looks like an elderly female spider, from the shrunken rumpled abdomen and the time of year. That can distort the markings’ appearance. The markings resemble Steatoda nobilis, but the legs and body don’t. She might be an Orbweaver in genus Neoscona. Here’s a reference link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoscona_arabesca Neoscona oaxacensis is another possible species. Check out pics of Steatoda nobilis, the markings on some resemble a skull in a hoodie. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1762566/bgimage

Last edited 1 month ago by TangledWeb