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Other Steatoda triangulosa

Common Names
Triangulate False Widow, Triangulate cobweb spider
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https://arachnoboards.com/threads/steatoda-cf-triangulosa.276369/

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From the Wikipedia entry.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Steatoda
Species:
S. triangulosa

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

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Bite/Sting Date
2016-01-23
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).

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