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Cobweb Weaver

Theridion

Description:

Light brown tiny spider with white markings on its back

Habitat:

Was under a floater in my pool

Notes:

Glad we found it! Thanks to DanielWhitlock for the correct ID!

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8 Comments

Musephotos
Musephotos 8 years ago

Thanks @forestdragon!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Genus Theridion is pretty big and there are at least 3 similar looking species in the genus. You might be able to find the species if you look at range. Here is a link that might help:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/10950/bgpa...

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

I agree with Daniel that it's not Latrodectus sp.

DanielWhitlock
DanielWhitlock 8 years ago

That's certainly a good possiblity.

DanielWhitlock
DanielWhitlock 8 years ago

I'm sure this isn't one of the Latrodectus sp., though I believe it is of the same family, Therididae, or cobweb weavers. Not sure on which genus just yet.

Musephotos
Musephotos 8 years ago

So it may be poisonous...hmmmm

Musephotos
Musephotos 8 years ago

Really? Wow that would be kinda neat. Although the ones I have seen also have the red markings so Im not so sure.

Musephotos
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Spotted on Feb 18, 2013
Submitted on Feb 22, 2013

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