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    • House Cobweb Spider
    • Brown House Spider
    • Dark Comb-footed Spider
    • False Black Widow
  • Scientific Names
    • Steatoda grossa

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

laurahersz

Date

October 26, 2014 01:13 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

gigacat

Date

June 1, 2014 08:29 AM NZST

Description

Dropping down a silk thread in front our of kitchen larder.

Photos / Sounds

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

October 30, 2011

Description

My neighbour called me over for this one, nesting behind a large sheet of plywood.
Quite an unusual colour-form for this spider.
Note 4th shot - 20 cent piece for scale; she was a whopper!

Photos / Sounds

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

grahame

Date

April 14, 2014

Description

Living in a compost bin.
Along with many fruit fly, I imagine life was good.
Second shot with a bonus Collembola

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tsaunders

Date

April 5, 2014 12:58 PM NZDT

Place

Northcross (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

heni

Date

October 10, 2013

Description

Pity we didn't get to see the front of it! Could it be an orb-web of some kind?

Photos / Sounds

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

April 12, 2013

Description

Theridiidae: Steatoda grossa - False Katipo (male)

3rd photo different specimen, Feb 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

October 16, 2012

Description

Theridiidae: Steatoda grossa - False Katipo (subadult female)

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

finatic

Date

August 15, 2014 11:23 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 15, 2014 11:22 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

July 29, 2014 12:53 PM PDT

Description

During the move we discovered a long used site for this spider underneath the bookshelf that held the field guides!

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 18, 2014 09:55 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Steatoda grossa, commonly known as the cupboard spider, the dark comb-footed spider, the brown house spider (in Australia), or the false black widow (though several other species are known by these names), is a common species of spider in the genus Steatoda.

No range data available.