Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

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I was wondering if this was a black widow. We noticed it when it was fighting a wasp to death in our storm window. It has one or two triangular marks on its belly. It's a lighter color, but not bright red.

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This is the Steatoda grossa, or the false black widow

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Yes, this is the stuff of nature videos: Spider VS Wasp – Fangs or Stinger- Who Will Survive?!

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