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Oct 28, 2013 11:37 AM

Is this a Noble false widow?

Found in our kitchen and anothe in drying room. 2nd had a ball type nest looking object it was guarding. Couldn't get close to get clear photo

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    Oct 28, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to MichaelLomotey)
    Re: Is this a Noble false widow?

    The second one is Steatoda nobilis, the most maligned of the false widows, although it has acquired a reputation it doesn't really deserve. Many people live alongside them without any problem.

     

    I can't tell what the first one is.

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      Oct 28, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to jaguarondi)
      Re: Is this a Noble false widow?

      As Jaguarondi says, the first spider is much harder to identify, but if I blow up the image, it seems more consistent with a harmless, missing sector orb weaver (Zygiella x-notata) than a Steatoda?

       

      The two can be confused at a quick glance (though I am reasonably sure the pictures are of the two different species) & live in close proximity to each other.

       

      Regards, Mark.

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