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Offline Tazmin

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« on: August 19, 2016, 22:43 PM »
I found this spider in my house. I'm a bit worried about what it is. Can any of you identify it?
Me pareciĆ³ que esta araƱa en mi casa y yo estoy preocupado por lo que es. Alguno de ustedes puede ayudar a identificarla? Gracias.


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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 11:52 AM »
Hi Tazmin and welcome to the forum :)

It looks a bit like a European Spider, Steatoda nobilis sometimes called false widow spider. If you have a google with those names you should find some similar images and info...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatoda_nobilis

On the wiki page the spider has a cream pattern on the abdomen but on many of the image searches they look like yours... Maybe yours is an adult female?
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 21:10 PM »
Thank you so much. I was actually scared that it was a real black widow. I took safely to a new home. She is beautiful but I'd rather she didn't share my home! I was too scared to look at her underbelly! :-))))
« Last Edit: August 20, 2016, 22:50 PM by Tazmin »