Dropping down a silk thread in front our of kitchen larder.
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!
Living in a compost bin.
Along with many fruit fly, I imagine life was good.
Second shot with a bonus Collembola
Pity we didn't get to see the front of it! Could it be an orb-web of some kind?
Theridiidae: Steatoda grossa - False Katipo (male)
3rd photo different specimen, Feb 2013
Theridiidae: Steatoda grossa - False Katipo (subadult female)
San Diego County, California, US
During the move we discovered a long used site for this spider underneath the bookshelf that held the field guides!
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.