Picture ID 98371

Picture of unidentified spider

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I really have no idea what species it could be,I just want to know if it’s venomous since it’s in my room but I don’t want to kill it, I live in the Sierra of my country, really cold and dry climate, sorry for the bad picture, it’s half a centimeter across so that’s the closest I could get without it jumping or something, I saw it move it rear legs a couple times like trying to make a web and it hasn’t moved from where it is in like hours

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  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 14, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Ecuador
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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She’s cute! She is shaped like a cobweb spider in family Theridiidae. She might be in genus Anelosimus, which has some species in Ecuador. Most of the info I found about the genus was about that they are interesting spiders because they live together socially in giant web communes. They also sometimes live alone and have different levels of social groups. I had difficulty finding info to identify the different species by photos. Nothing mentioned how venomous they are to humans. Almost all spiders have venom, it is rarely a chemical formula that is dangerous to us. A compromise would… Read more »