Comments & ID Thoughts
Seen near garage ceiling. Dry area, in light web.
May be false widow
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- Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
- Photographed: Mar 27, 2018
- Spider: Steatoda (False Widows)
- Location: LONDON, United Kingdom
- Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Lateral
Steatoda grossa-False Black Widow
Very speedy. Thank you.
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 I agree this looks like a False Widow (Steatoda) though I would not determine species from this image. Comparing distribution maps it would seem Steatoda bipunctata would be the most likely but I wouldn’t rule out either of the other from this. Filed to genus.
The patterns on the abdomen are different but because this the image is small and the spider appears dark I don’t want to assume there isn’t a pattern there. S. grossa would be the one to mostl likely appear all black. The legs may also appear a little longer on that species which may be the case here…
Thanks for the detail. Apologies, I’m not the best shot!
Is your location data filled out properly? I’m looking at Ireland, but I see you also have London listed … ?
From Ireland originally but living in London. That might explain it
Haha … OK, location is only for where the spider was found. 🙂 Updated.