Steatoda nobilis
(Noble False Widow)

Picture ID 59596

Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

I think it's a brown widow but unsure.

Please Login to comment
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
1 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
TangledWeb Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
TangledWeb
Member

Hi, this is Steatoda nobilis, a Noble Cobweaver. They are related to Brown Widows in that they are in the same family, Theridiidae. Yours is one of the cobweb spiders commonly referred to as False Widows. It isn’t anything to worry about, its venom is far less potent to humans than the True Widows. Steatoda spiders live in many houses and storage areas. You can recognize yours by the marking on the abdomen that looks like a head in a hood, or a skull sometimes.

Additional Pictures

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