Can someone tell me what this is? We killed 5. All im garage. No massive webs or anything.
Hi, this is a Cobweb Spider (Theridiidae), there’s not enough detail in this image for me to be more specific with confidence.
Thank you. The best I can tell you is it appears black almost like a widow with the exception that the marking is cream and not red and we didnt see any enormous webs.
Many of the cobweaver spiders, Family Theridiidae, have whitish markings. If you click on the family name on one of the photos below you can see more info and photos. Also, some juveniles have cream colored markings that become red, orange, or yellow as the spider nears it’s adult form. The true widows (genus Latrodectus) are not fully black yet when they are juveniles. So, that greatly decreases the possibility that this yours is a black widow, since it is black with no red. They don’t make big webs (that’s the stuff of movies). Cobweavers make true cobwebs. They are… Read more »
Thank you very much. I am absolutely NOT a spider person. I usually just let them be to eat the bugs but my husband with a friend were convinced they were all black widows. I found it odd because from what I know black widows are usually ground spiders and I couldmt imagine a bunch of them all appearing at once and the only web I saw was this hug mangled mess, appeares think and kinda hanging at points which would make you think a huge tarantula was in it! I needed some help from the experts. Thank You!!!!!