Zosis geniculata
(Grey House Spider)

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ItsyBitsy
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Uloboridae, Zosis geniculata (Grey House Spider). This family of spiders is unique, they lack venom glands! So they are not venomous.

TangledWeb
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Cool! So,this is the species that is the reason we say, “ALMOST all spiders have venom.” I was trying to remember which species had a reference to being bent at a sharp angle (geniculate) in its name.

ItsyBitsy
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Yes, the family Uloboridae is.

TangledWeb
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Please check this one when you have time. https://spiderid.com/picture/97903/ Are there Brown Widows in Canada or is a different cute little spider? Thanks!

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