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(Juvenile) Cobweb Spider

Theridion melanurum

Description:

Juvenile bulbous abdomen spider

Habitat:

Originally on a Eucalyptus leaf with no real shape to the web. It moved to a different plant when it noticed me :)


1 species ID suggestions

KarenP
KarenP 3 years ago
Trianulate cobweb spider
Steatoda triangulosa Triangulate cobweb spider

3 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 3 years ago

Thank you Karen! I had no idea where to start and you definitely gave me that. I'll also bookmark the site you shared as we no doubt have similar spiders being so close :)

KarenP
KarenP 3 years ago

Cindy, I could be wrong on the ID. I use this Orange County web site for my spider ID's. I was looking and nothing "jumped off the page" until I got to the cobweb spiders and the pattern fit. Nice photos of your spotting. http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/spiders/ind...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 3 years ago

This little spider was hard to photograph! It's the only bulbous abdomen spider I've seen on our property. I'm hoping to ID it with everyone's help. Thank you in advance.

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.15, Long: -117.01

Spotted on Aug 4, 2011
Submitted on Aug 4, 2011

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