Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

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

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I believe this is a female false widow spider.

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Britsnana1
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Yes, Steatoda grossa.

ItsyBitsy
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Yes, I can just barely make out the faint triangles on the back. Filed.

Ragcar
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I believe I just found one of these in my bathroom. I’m in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ughh, I HATE spiders. Can’t be certain, but I’ve never seen one like this before, and it appeared to have the same little ‘dimple’ looking marks on it’s back, as seen in a couple of these images. I knew it wasn’t a widow, but it seemed to have the starts of that same style of cryptic looking body, so I wanted to see exactly what it is and why I’m seeing it here, if it’s even supposed to be here at all. If I… Read more »

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