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Nov 6, 2013 12:13 AM

Spider Id. Please :)

Found these two in house two days apart. Are they false widow spiders?

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    Nov 6, 2013 12:41 AM (in response to cringing)
    Re: Spider Id. Please :)

    Hi Cringing,


    Yes, they are both Steatoda nobilis. Possibly both males, which are common at the minute as they wander around looking for mate. Because of their wandering habits, I tend to put males outdoors. Neither males, nor females are actually aggressive - both are more likely to run & hide when bothered. Females tend not to wander & usually stick close to their web & hiding place, I leave these be as long as they ar not in the bedroom or bathroom.

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