Picture ID 49601

Picture of unidentified spider

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I think this is a False Black Widow - can anyone confirm?

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  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2018
  • Photographed: Dec 2, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: Yes
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It is possible, Steatoda grossa and Steatoda noblis are both in your area now. I can’t tell which species it is from the photo angle. The visual difference is the lighter colored pattern on their backs. A noble widow pattern looks like someone wearing a headscarf. A false black widow has blotches and dimples. A brown widow has an arc of light color at the top of the abdomen and an orange mark on the underside . A triangulate cobweaver has a row of triangles down the back. Real black widows have various red markings. Hope that’s helpful. I can’t… Read more »