Comments & ID Thoughts
No idea! I live in Southern California and it’s been hiding under the recessed light above my front door.
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- Submitted: Mar 2, 2023
- Photographed: Mar 2, 2023
- Spider: Unidentified
- Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
Not much detail but likely common house spider.
Species Parasteatoda tepidariorum – Common House Spider – BugGuide.Net
Thank you! It has such interesting markings so I wasn’t sure!
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2170602/bgimage Steatoda nobilis, a Noble False Widow. @BugmanDan , I mean this kindly, have you might benefit from having your vision checked. The photo is really crisp when zoomed. I know you know these spiders. Imkelcy, This is a relatively new species to California, accidentally introduced from Europe. It isn’t in many spider guides for California or USA. It has the perfect location in your house. Nocturnal species are drawn to the light and will fly around it. The spider has thick traplines around the light. All it has to do is wait safely hidden behind the light, with feet… Read more »
Yeah, this is a Steatoda nobility, of the therdiidae family.
Maybe, but I think I am on track.
I’ll have to enhance.the image for more certainty.
I have been up close and personal with both spiders.
I am just not making that skull pattern from this.