Subject: What is it?
Location: Houston, Texas
November 2, 2012 9:29 pm
Found this spider crawling away from my bed and I freaked out. I really dislike spiders. I tried searching online to see if it is venomous. The search just left me confused…black widow family or red stripe spider from Australia? It looked more like a red stripe spider from a image I saw online. What do you think?
Though the coloration and markings are superficially similar to the dangerous Australian Redback Spider, this Ant Mimic Spider in the genus Castianeira is perfectly harmless, and you can read more about it on BugGuide.