Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

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Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal

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Found this spider in my hotel room this morning in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC. Wasn’t concerned but a coworker was bitten by a brown recluse in the same hotel last week and had to undergo two surgeries. Can anyone help me identify this?

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a male False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa). 🙂

Also of note, unless your co-worker saw the spider that bit him/her collected or photographed it and had it IDed by someone knowledgeable odds are the wound was attributable to some other cause: http://spiders.ucr.edu/necrotic.html

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