Castianeira crocata

Picture ID 8030

Picture of Castianeira crocata - Dorsal

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Red back spider

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Storminateacup1

correct Red Backed Spider – Castianeira walsinghami

ItsyBitsy

That species is not found in Texas.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Castianeira, looks like Castianeira crocata.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1237218

(I will make a species page for it in the morning.)

ItsyBitsy

Filed. Another similar species Castianeira descripta is commonly referred to as a Red-spotted Antmimic … not to be confused with Redbacks which is another common name for Black Widows (Latrodectus). This spider isn’t considered to be of medical significance, everyone’s immune system is different though.

Rbassford

I found a spider today that looks like the one pictured. New to the site today, not sure if my picture or info is relevant.

LizSu

I just found one in our bathroom, here in Austin, TX. So glad it was not a redback! They do look veey similar. No pic as I immediately squished it, due to spider being an unknown species to me

Tinaadelina

Found one today in my house in East Texas.

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