Picture ID 45094

Picture of unidentified spider

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This spider was on my porch. The day before I took this picture I spotted a black widow in my yard. I was told this is not a black widow. What on earth is this spider, and is it poisonous?

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  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 29, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Oklahoma, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, this might be a red stripe spider, Castianeira crocata. They have a more elongate abdomen than black widows. There is a similar species, C. descripta, that is possible too. I can’t answer the question about the venom because I’m not sure what it is. If you see another please post a photo. Meanwhile, someone else on this site might be able to tell you more.