Hello guys. Loong time no see.
This one i found when i was trying to repair two tiles that was loose on my pool.
Is this some a false widow spider? ( Found between tiles around a pool ).
it had a lot of spiderlings and they actualy looked like brown widow spiders, and everything about it makes me beleve its in the widow / false widow family.
So my question is.. what is this?
Thank you so much for a fast an good answer to my question
It's always nice to know what i have to deal with around the house when I have a 3 year old daughter running around.
Hope you have a nice day!
Yes, Steatoda paykulliana. I have one here in the UK that I have reared from a spidering found on grapes in my home last year. Interestingly the band around the front of the abdomen starts off silver, then turns gold-ish before turning this red colour as they mature. They can bite if accidently or unwisely handled and symptoms appear a little worse than other Steatoda species, notably Steatoda nobilis.
It is a common and widespread species in southern Europe - and will probably establish in the UK eventually.
Thank you so much for confirming what
You guys do a great job and I appreciate a quick and good answer.
Long time since i posted my last " please identify post" but now the summer is here, so I do think that I will ask
for your help in in the nearest future.
Big greetings from Cyprus.
Hope you have a great day.