Subject: Unknown Spider
Location: Torrance, California
January 28, 2014 4:39 pm
I need some help identifying this recently deceased spider. My 6-year-old son found it in a corner of my house after we came back from a long vacation. It was shiny brown, with white stripes on its back, and about a penny size. It had made a small, irregular web, and was living just a few feet away from a Brown Widow (also deceased, sorry). I have never seen this kind of spider before, and have not been able to find a match on the Internet.
This looks to us like an immature Brown Widow. See BugGuide for a comparison image.