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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

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What

Dark Comb-footed Spider Steatoda grossa

Observer

adroke

Date

November 19, 2014 02:40 PM MST

Description

Brown, light black markings, located on outside of container at work.

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

finatic

Date

October 29, 2014 09:26 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

finatic

Date

November 8, 2014 07:36 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

finatic

Date

November 10, 2014 07:07 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

November 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Brown House Spider Steatoda grossa

Observer

robertmatute

Date

September 9, 2014

Place

Downey, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

I found this spider in my house. legs looked short. It had a fuzzy body, and it looks brown in color.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

November 12, 2014 10:18 AM PST

Description

Male

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Widow Spiders Steatoda grossa

Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 8, 2014 08:28 PM PST

Place

Santee, CA (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

loarie

Date

November 8, 2014 12:01 PM CST

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!

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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.