Steatoda nobilis
(Noble False Widow)

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Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Dorsal

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I checked other posts and believe that this is a "false widow" Steatoda noblis. It has a 5 point star on the back.

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TangledWeb

Hi, I can’t tell from the photo. We need a direct photo of the spider’s back and one of its face if your camera can focus on it. I’m glad you’ve made it a pet to learn about rather than violently killing it. In my opinion, that sends an important message to kids and helps prevent needless fears. My father did the same kind of thing that you’re doing and that led to my career in Biology. He still has secret cellar spiders that he observes. Mom doesn’t need to know 😉

ItsyBitsy

“He still has secret cellar spiders that he observes. Mom doesn’t need to know.”
That’s funny. 😀

ItsyBitsy

I agree this is very likely a Noble False Widow (Steatoda nobilis).

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