Parasteatoda tepidariorum
(Common House Spider)

Picture ID 7823

Picture of Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common House Spider) - Male - Dorsal

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I asked some other people what they thought it was. I received numerous different opinions. It was dangling from a strand which came down quite close to me. That is what made n assume that it must not be a brown recluse..tho i saw a picture of one just like it in this forum that had been identified as a brown recluss

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a male Cobweb Spider, tentatively the Common House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum. Where here is there a spider that looks like this one filed as a Recluse? There should not be.
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