Picture ID 191256

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Sorry the picture isn’t very clear, didn’t want to get any closer. Any idea what spider this is!

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  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2023
  • Photographed: Oct 22, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Limerick, Ireland
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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This is a cobweb spider in the genu Steatoda. They are very shiny so I can’t make out what if it has a pattern on its back or if it is just a reflection. At any rate they tend to lose their pattern as the get older. There are a few species present in Ireland and they are very alike…especially as they get older…From the size and shape of it I think theres a chance it could be a Noble False widow. S. nobilis. They have been in Limerick for a few years now and I have seen lots of… Read more »


They are solitary but possible to find one or few in larger homes.
No worries, they spend their life in/near their web that is rarely in the open and not medically significant.