Picture ID 49279

Picture of unidentified spider

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Brown widow?

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  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2018
  • Photographed: Nov 27, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Alhambra, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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No, this is the underside of an orbweaver type of spider. I’m not sure which species. It is not dangerous. They only have about as much venom as a bee. Like honeybees they won’t hurt you unless they feel endangered, such as being squashed against your skin . The things that really set it apart from a brown widow are: its bright orange patch, the orbweaver black/white/yellow marking on the ventral surface, and the X shape some orbweavers bodies form at rest.