Steatoda nobilis
(Noble False Widow)

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Picture of Steatoda nobilis (Noble False Widow) - Male - Dorsal
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TangledWeb

Maybe Meta menardi. Nancy is not a danger to society. Ned might be a more gender-appropriate name for him (and it’s my great-uncle’s name). I’ll ask our site moderator for an opinion on the species identification, I haven’t identified M. menardi before.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a male Noble False Widow, Steatoda nobilis.

TangledWeb

Yes, I wouldn’t name any any of my spiders or pets after anyone in my family. The references can end up confusing and/or insulting to other people. I had a friend in high school who named calves on her family farm after her friends. I became aware of the young ages of cattle that go to slaughter that way. I didn’t have a cow named after me very long. 🙁

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