Steatoda nobilis
(Noble False Widow)

Picture ID 54535

Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Male - Dorsal

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it’s about the size of a quarter. i thought it might be a false widow but the skull on this one doesn’t look quite the same. it was in my garage behind a recycling bin and i just about laid an egg when i took a picture and saw the skull

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TangledWeb

Hi, yes it is one of the species called false widows. It’s Steatoda noblis, a Noble Widow. Yours has the pattern a little bit different. If you google “skull spider,” guess what one of the main species you’ll see is!

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