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Spider ID request - Parasteatoda tepidariorum - female

Spider ID request - Parasteatoda tepidariorum - Female
Van Buren Twp, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
September 18, 2010
Size: 1 cm
Please help me identify this spider - could it be from the Latrodectus family?

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Moved from Spiders. From Rod Crawford: The egg sacs are completely diagnostic of tepidariorum.

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It reminds me of
the Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)...



...or at least something in that neighborhood. If that's right (and be sure to wait for expert confirmation), it would be in the same family (Theridiidae) as Latrodectus. Unlike Widows, however, House Spiders are harmless.

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