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Red and Black Spider

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

A cute little spider with deep colors.

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4 Comments

Tukup
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
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
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
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

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Macuma, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador

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

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