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Picture ID 198137

Picture of unidentified spider

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Top mid picture back of a spider, any idea? This was in a porch in April, just seen one in house black and glossy. Thanks in advance.

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  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2024
  • Photographed: Apr 17, 2024
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Herts/Essex borders, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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It looks like the back half of a False Widow in genus Steadoda. is our European specialist and can give you a better species answer.


Nod happens to be from Europe…would be closer to the truth. Lol…I am fairly sure this is a cupboard spider. Steatoda grossa


I know this spider, I mistake them for triangulate cobweb spiders.
One of the Steatoda genus, quite harmless


Spiders dont care about heat or cold. If you have a separate enclosed area like a tool shed or garage, that would be a good place for them. They are fairly easy to snatch from their webs, either with hands or a small cup with lid. as long as you don’t trap them between fingers, they dont bite. Crawling, just corral them with hands, then put in cup or take them to a better place. They like to play dead or web off your hand, easy enough to manage though. Maybe one well out of the way you can just… Read more »