Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

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Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Dorsal

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Found this spider in our kids bathtub. We have a lot of spiders around including black widows- so just want to be sure it’s not that.

Definitely a black spider. From tip of legs to tip of opposite legs is about the size of a nickel.

It also did a pretty impressive jump using its thread to the top of the kids toy basket from the bottom of the tub.

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Hi, this is a False Black Widow, Steatoda grossa.

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