Steatoda borealis

Picture ID 63418

Picture of Steatoda borealis - Female - Ventral

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spider is shiny black except for the underside of abdomen

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TangledWeb

It’s one of the False Widows, probably genus Steatoda. I live in Nashua and have some that look the same ventral and are totally black dorsal. I’m not sure what they are. They are afraid of light and run from my flashlight and camera flash. That has made getting photos for identification very difficult. Your ventral photo is excellent!

ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

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