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Red and Black Spider


A small spider about 5 mm long. It was dark black except for the thorax which was dark red including the beginning of the legs and bottom of the thorax.


Found (700 masl)on small web near the ground in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. However I have found these under the roofs of houses, too.


A cute little spider with deep colors.

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Tukup a month ago

Hey Sheila. I gather you aren't exactly a spider fan 😊 I did a quick check of Colorado spiders and didn't see anything that looks like the one here. I have no idea what it was.

Sheila14 a month ago

I live in Northglenn Colorado and this spider was in my house. I had never seen it before but I know that it wasn't a black widow, it wasn't a woodlouse, and it had the same exact markings as this spider, but what would it be doing in Northglenn Colorado, in my bed?
I freaked out, try to smash it, but it got away so I drenched everything in Ortho Home Defense! Ugh. If I locate it, I will pay a picture!

Tukup 2 years ago

Hi Bobbit. Thanks for commenting. I thought it was uniquely colored enough someone would be able to give me a clue. I've found nothing even similar. While I'm not a huge fan of spiders like I am snakes, they don't really bother me. Only the Brazilian Wandering Spider am I pretty careful with :-)

Bobbit 2 years ago

I just spotted this same spider on my front porch. I also noticed on the underside of it's abdomen a white elongated spot. Very interested in what it is. I was shocked to see it on your hand though in the photos. :0

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Macuma, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 18, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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