Theridiidae
(Cobweb Weavers)

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Picture of Theridiidae (Cobweb Weavers) - Dorsal

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This spider was shiny black with a reddish dot on back. The light glare kinda washes it out but if you look hard on left side of white light flash you can see it. It looked like a female Black Widow but I’m not sure. Does anyone know?

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The legs look a bit short for this to be a true Widow (Latrodectus sp.), more likely one of the the False Widows (Steatoda). Steatoda grossa sometimes has tan triangles down it’s back but this image isn’t clear enough for me to say for certain.

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