Subject: Possible Brown Widow in Massachusetts?
Location: Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
July 7, 2012 12:56 pm
I’m not good with spiders, so she might just be another run-of-the-mill orbweaver. She just seemed a little different than the rest; her longer legs and her oddly marked abdomen is what caught my eye.
I saw she had babies (of course I thought they were the cutest things in the world), and I tried to take a picture the best I could. She was up in the corner, so I couldn’t get different angles. It’s a bit blurry, because I had my telephoto lens on.
Can you bug guys tell me what she is? Thanks!
Signature: -Terra

Common House Spider with egg sacs and spiderlings

Hi Terra,
Like the Brown Widow, this Common House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum, is in the Cobweb Spider, family Theridiidae, but unlike the Widows, it is not considered to be dangerous.

Location: Massachusetts

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