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Nov 4, 2013 6:41 PM

False widow?

Is this a false widow?

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    Nov 4, 2013 7:05 PM (in response to Mike197443)
    Re: False widow?

    Hi Mike,


    Yes, this is Steatoda nobilis. Males (like that pictured) tend to wander around more, put him outside. Females are less likely to leave the home comforts of a web & hiding place, so are usually less likely to come into conflict with humans. Even so, many people aren't comfortable with them indoors & they can cope fine with living outside. So long as they're not in the bedroom or bathroom, they don't bother me, but I tend to show males the door.


    Neither sex is aggressive & bites are usually a result of being crushed against the skin.

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