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It is a yellowish brown to dark brown spider with indistinct whitish chevrons and streaks on its abdomen, orange to reddish brown legs, and sometimes blackish markings in the center area of the dorsum. Females measure 5 - 7 mm, males 3 - 4.5 mm.
Originates from Europe and occurs throughout Europe and beyond. It is common in southern temperate regions but also inhabit greenhouses in cooler regions, and is found as far north as Denmark. Parasteatoda tepidariorum often builds its web on the dry walls of buildings. Adults are found at all seasons. I have found this specimen on the outside walls of my house.
Latin synonyms: Theridion tepidariorum, Theridion pallidum, Theridion vulgare, Steatoda tepidariorum, Theridion marmoreum, Theridion varium, Achaearanea tepidariorum, Theridium tepidariorum.