Steatoda
(False Widows)

Picture ID 98108

Picture of Steatoda (False Widows) - Female - Ventral
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CalumEwing

It looks like one of the False Widow Spiders in the genus Steatoda. It is part of the Cob-web Weaver family Theridiidae, like the true Widow Spiders in the genus Latrodectus. These guys have similar body shape to the Widow but are usually glossy brown instead of black. They are commonly found indoors, especially in homes and are not aggressive.

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