Picture ID 41569

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

We are wondering if this is a black widow. No red markings but same shape. Has brown and black striped legs. I’m underside is light brown with a black “x” type shape. Found two of these under our deck so far and are thinking there is more. Much appreciate the identification!

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  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 1, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Calgary , Alberta, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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I think this is a false black widow, Steatoda grossa. They are the same shape and size as black widows but are purple-brown instead of black.