Enoplognatha ovata
(Candy-striped Spider)

Picture ID 3081

Picture of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) - Female - Dorsal

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Taken in Billings Montana.
Suspect a widow species but not sure. I've seen these in my yard many times. Seem to prefer being closer to the ground, in tangled weeds in the rocks etc. I've only ever seen the females and they don't get any bigger than the size of a small pea.

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Hi, she is nothing so intimidating as a Widow but is something else in the same family (Theridiidae/Cobweb Spiders). Likely Enoplognatha ovata, they are not considered to be of medical concern. Welcome to SpiderID. 🙂

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Species added, picture moved.

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Picture of Enoplognatha ovata (Candy-striped Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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