False Black Widow, Steatoda grossa, female
The 10th Annual National Capitol Parks BioBlitz
Held by The National Park Service and National Geographic
This particular location was at Dyke Marsh, where the focus was on spiders
20-21 May 2016
(3913) black spider 20mm
Built her web in the middle of my Amaryllis plants. Huge and intimidating.
Found under rock with its egg case.
Male under coverboard.
Under irrigation valve cover
Looked like a huge male.
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.