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Even in the dawns light, the most beautiful can be seen. This spider was seen at sunset, and was surprisingly more vibrant than regular males, of this species. They are very common in corners of places like patios, or decks, where they can easily hide. This false widow spider is in the family steatoda.The triangulate cobweb spider is known to prey on many other types of arthropods, ants (including fire ants), other spiders, pillbugs, and ticks. It preys on several other spiders believed to be harmful to humans, including the hobo spider and the brown recluse. This species was first decribed as Aranea triangulosa by Charles Walckenaer in 1802. It was transferred to the genus Steatoda by Tamerlan Thorell in 1873.
In my garden, under overhang of patio, in Fort worth, Texas.