Comments & ID Thoughts
This spider lives in the basement in the corner of a staircase step. It hangs out most of the time on its web, but occasionally will retreat to a crevice behind the web. The whitish stripe in the photo is the reflection of the flashlight lighting on the spider's abdomen. The spider appears to be solid black or very dark brown or very dark gray. No hourglass. After researching, I think this spider is a false black widow. But not certain.
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- Submitted: Feb 24, 2020
- Photographed: Feb 23, 2020
- Spider: Steatoda (False Widows)
- Location: Kingston, Washington, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Ventral
Please help me identify this spider in my basement. Thank you!
Yes, possibly Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow).