Unidentified

Picture ID 194650

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Sorry for the poor photo.

This spider was definitely jet black and shiny, which leads me to think it’s some sort of widow based on that characteristic and also my location of Gibraltar.

However the brown markings on the abdomen are throwing me off, any ideas?

  • Submitted by: 
    Kinger22
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2024
  • Photographed: Apr 11, 2024
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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BugmanDan

A triangulate cobweb spider in the Steatoda genus. One of the false widows.
Species Steatoda triangulosa – BugGuide.Net

Nod

I think you are right that it is in the genus Steatoda …but I think it is likely to be a Mediterranean false widow…Steatoda paykulliana…..https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/97635422

Last edited 1 month ago by Nod
BugmanDan

I am not very familiar with mediteranian spiders. so not always in the ball park.