Unidentified

Picture ID 96427

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I think it may be a false widow but i am not sure

  • Submitted by: 
    KatieJ
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2019
  • Photographed: Nov 27, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: NORTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

Hi, yes this is a False Widow in genus steatoda of family Theridiidae. It isn’t dangerous to people or pets, but they are great at killing insects that get into a home. While they are killing bugs for you they’ll try to avoid conflict with you. They don’t see well, they use sense of touch more. So they hide in dark places to avoid being seen by predators (such as humans) that they can’t see. In my own experience this week they can see you as mix of dangerous light and safe dark depending on what you’re wearing. Bites come… Read more »