Steatoda bipunctata
(Rabbit Hutch Spider)

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Picture of Steatoda bipunctata (Rabbit Hutch Spider) - Dorsal

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Please can someone help to identify this spider (I have already been bitten by a spider in the garden last year with not pleasant results so I don’t want to put these in the garden if they are poisonous). They are in a metal bin in the garage that contains a big bag of thistle bird seed. I have submitted another photo as the abdomen part looks slightly different to this one.

Please help us!!

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

Yes, the genus Steatoda is collectively called “False Widows”. A common name for this particular one however (Steatoda bipunctata) is “Rabbit Hutch Spider”, it’s just more specific.

TangledWeb

And to make things more confusing, in the singular, a False Black Widow is a common name for a particular species, Steatoda grossa. Collectively they are all also called cobweavers or cob web spiders or tangle web spiders, etcetera..

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