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  • Spanish
    • Falsa Viuda Negra
  • Scientific Names
    • Steatoda grossa
  • English
    • Brown House Spider
    • Dark Comb-footed Spider
    • False Black Widow
    • House Cobweb Spider

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Recent observations

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What

Brown House Spider Steatoda grossa

Observer

lgertzer

Date

May 29, 2015 01:00 PM EDT

Description

Spider on classroom floor.

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

jayredrum

Date

January 8, 2015

Description

6 cm.

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

rahance

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

Adult male
Poisonous bite (neurotoxin)
Has eight eyes.
Long, brown legs with small hairs
Builds a tangled, three-dimensional “cobweb” snare.
The silk is not sticky
Eats insects or other spiders
Male lives up to 18 months
Female can live up to six years.

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What

False Black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 18, 2015 03:22 PM PDT

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What

false black widow Steatoda grossa

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loarie

Date

May 16, 2015 10:43 AM PDT

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What

False black widow Steatoda grossa

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eeoc24

Date

May 12, 2015

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What

False black widow devastation tra Steatoda grossa

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sheilam

Date

May 15, 2015 12:54 PM HST

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What

false black widow Steatoda grossa

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temminicki

Date

May 3, 2015 05:28 PM PDT

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What

Cupboard Spider Steatoda grossa

Observer

acasas

Date

April 25, 2015 09:14 AM MDT

Description

Bulbous abdomen with vibrant color, no discernible pattern on web, leg-span of about inch and a half

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What

false black Widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

stpiusbioproject

Date

May 5, 2010 09:25 PM CDT

Description

As i was cleaning my blackyard, i came across an insect with a big behind that looked much like a black widow because of what looked like an hour glass on the posterior end of the arachnid. I captured it and upon studying the arachnid, it became clear that it was not a black widow. I did some research and came to the conclusion that it was a false black widow of the genus Steatoda.

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Observer

kschnei

Date

April 25, 2015

Description

Found under a log. The preserved specimen has an epigynum consistent with this species.

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What

false black widow Steatoda grossa

Observer

temminicki

Date

April 1, 2015 05:45 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.