Comments & ID Thoughts
Small spider. Around 1 cm in radius, maybe a little less. Bottom side of spider
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- Submitted: Mar 18, 2023
- Photographed: Mar 18, 2023
- Spider: Unidentified
- Location: kalispell, Montana, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: Yes
Realized I made a mistake about the size. The actual size is around 1/2 cm in radius or a little less.
Thank you for figuring out how to post both the top and bottom photos. Our site needs updating. For now it is a test of site-users’ abilities to find ways around the missing features. 😉 I think this is Steatoda borealis, a False Widow. The prey might be a Marmorated Leaf Bug nymph, an invasive species. I really hope it is. Besides Spiders, one of my activistic interests is decreasing the impact of invasive species. Seeing a spider eat one is fantastic! Thanks also for using metric measurements and for correcting yourself. Spiders are measured lengthwise minus the legs. More… Read more »
I happen to know the exact species of the prey. Leptoglossus occidentalis, Western conifer seed bug. They are more commonly known as stink bugs where I am from. Thanks for the information given! I happen to find this spider in my bathroom, and wanted to know the what species it was!
As for the site itself, it would be nice to attach multiple images, and to have a edit feature for posted picture with mistakes as i have made regarding the size. also the ability to delete a posted images would be nice.
Still, thanks for everything!
Sure!! Small chance it’s an Emblyna sp