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Other Steatoda triangulosa

Average User Rating:
3/5,
Common Names:
Triangulate False Widow
Triangulate cobweb spider
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/steatoda-cf-triangulosa.276369/
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  • From the Wikipedia entry.

    The triangulate cobweb spider (scientific name: Steatoda triangulosa; also called the triangulate bud spider) is a common house spider in the genus Steatoda. As the name indicates, it is well known for the triangle-shaped pattern on the dorsal side of its abdomen.

    photo credit @Grasshopper99

Recent User Reviews

  1. Grasshopper99
    3/5,
    "Very mild although notable"
    Bite/Sting Date:
    Jan 23, 2016
    Pain Level:
    • Minor pain.
    Circumstance:
    Steatoda triangulosa bite report:

    Yesterday I had an incident with my adult female Steatoda triangulosa while trying to photograph her. She was on my hand and ended up hanging on a line of silk from my finger. I tried to scoop her back up and being a little impatient I gently grabbed her.. It was a stupid mistake on my part but it felt like tiny pinpricks on the base of my index finger. Over the next few hours I experienced mild burning in my finger and a sort of tingling in my hand (so I was envenomated). After 5 hours or so there were no lasting effects besides a small red mark where I was tagged. There has been controversy on whether these spiders are particularly threatening, and I think it's safe to say that non localized effects are minimal (at least in this case).
    Size:
    1/2" or so
    Damage:
    minor redness at site
    Symptoms:
    -redness
    -mild pain
    Medical Attention:
    No medical attention sought.
    Lingering effects:
    Nothing notable.
    Aside from mild pain and redness, there were no serious venom effects. After 5 hours or so there were no lasting effects besides a small red mark where I was tagged. There has been controversy on whether these spiders are particularly threatening, and I think it's safe to say that non localized effects are minimal (at least in this case).
    knuckles06 likes this.