Parasteatoda tepidariorum
(Common House Spider)

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Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Male - Dorsal

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Found this guy hanging from a thread from the ceiling... think brown recluse but want to make sure. I have several pictures. I unfortunately had to kill it bc it started getting a bit fighsty while I was trying to get it out of the house. Long legs, bubble butt, bug eyes, goldf brown legs???

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TangledWeb

Hi, the site isn’t programmed to take more than one photo per post. You can add them individually in new posts if you want to. I’m not sure what the spider is from this photo. It does look like it is in the family, Theridiidae, that widow spiders are in. If you had a bad bite reaction before, there is a possibility that a future bite would be bad too. Spider bite allergies exist, like hornet sting allergies, it varies by person. Since you experienced a medical problem before, you are doing the right thing by removing suspicious spiders from… Read more »

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