Comments & ID Thoughts
Parasteatoda tepidariorum or Steatoda borealis. It is killing a stinkbug that walked into its web. The stinkbug died very quickly. It had gold markings that looked like S. borealis though the spider looks different in this anterior view. This was the clearest photo. A house centipede was nearby watching the predation appearing ready to grab either the spider or insect if they left the web.
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- Submitted: May 19, 2019
- Photographed: May 19, 2019
- Spider: Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider)
- Location: Nashua , New Hampshire, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Lateral
I now think it is Pityohyphantes costatus, a Hammock Spider. I have had one identified from my yard already. They anterior in this photo looks similar to another photo we have from NH. I took another photo of it today that I’ll post. The insect is an invasive species, a Marmorated Stinkbug.
So, now I’m back to Parasteatoda tepidariorum killing an invasive Marmorated Stinkbug.
Itsy – Can “with prey” be added under attributes? I saw the marmorated stinkbug get trapped and killed.