Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

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Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like it could be a male False Black Widow (Steatoda), I’m not certain of the exact species.

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Storminateacup1
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steatoda grossa

ItsyBitsy
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I think you’re right. The way the triangles on the abdomen are deteriorated a bit in the middle gave me pause because that makes it start to look like other things. I saw a lot of Steatoda listed for Australia that I’m not familiar with but being Tasmania that narrows down the options. 🙂

Storminateacup1
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Its one of the spiders New Zealand and Australia share

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