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1/4inch triangulate cobweb spider

So found this Roly poly floating in mid air... upon further inspection found one of the largest triangulate cob web spider I've come across on my back porch.

1/4inch triangulate cobweb spider
Dawnes1221, Apr 24, 2018
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    • Dawnes1221
    • Ungoliant
      This is not a widow but a triangulate cobweb spider (Steatoda triangulosa). It's in the same family as widows but is not medically significant.
    • Villagecreep
      There are tons of these where I live.
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    • Dawnes1221
      @Ungoliant : Thank you for the correction! I hastily jumped to the widow conclusion because it was so much bigger, but glad to know, I would rather have these hanging around than the widows :) . I appreciate you taking the time to help me to correctly identify the species, I will update the caption!
    • Dawnes1221
      @Villagecreep , same there are a lot here in Texas I am finding out as well, (this is the 3rd identified triangulate I've come across,) there may have been more that I have come across but also assumed were widows since there are many of those here too. Utah looks beautiful, I watch YouTuber's 'Ellie and Jared' in Utah and the landscape looks beautiful with the mountains.
    • Dawnes1221
      @Ungoliant : I should have known better, Daniel0430 helped me identify a couple a while back that were in my house, I apoligize! But I think this was a lesson learned for me, from now on I think I can better distinguish between the two. Thanks again!
    • Ungoliant
      @Dawnes1221 They are pretty easy to ID once you know what to look for: no hourglass under the abdomen and a pattern of white triangles all over a reddish abdomen.
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    • Dawnes1221
      Beautiful spider. Just found her neighbor living about 1 yard and a half away! [​IMG] Thank you for sharing your knowledge, I feel a lot better knowing that there is not as bad a widow infestation where I live as I had originally thought. I still have come across a few widows but most too small to get a good photo. These Triangulates are about 2 or 3 times the size of any of the widows I have seen. Still Have yet to see a tarantula here in Texas, or a rattlesnake or coral snake (not that i am looking for any, or want to run into, [the snakes]) @Ungoliant

      p.s. have a goodnight & cheers!
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