Taxonomy

Morphology
  • Adults of both sexes are usually larger than both Steatoda bipunctata and Steatoda grossa
  • Epigyne is variable and similar to that of Steatoda grossa
  • Male palps are also similar to those of Steatoda grossa but are relatively easy to distinguish
Diagnostic description 
  • A medium sized species usually well marked with distinctive pattern on abdomen.
  • A distinct cream or whitish band around the front of the abdomen is almost always present
  • Legs usually red or reddish and usually serves to separate this form other species of Steatoda at a quick glance
Lookalikes

Other species of Steatoda and some other larger species of theridiid spider.