Spider identification.

genious_gr

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So, I caught this little spider..It's small, about 1cm long, looks REALLY like a black widow, but doesn't have that red hourglass under its abdoment. Instead, it has a Yellow/Orange/Gold (cant figure out exactly) stripe on the top of the abdoment and to the side of the rest of the body.

I guess I'll have to post a picture, but can anyone identify it from that ^^^^^^??? I caught it in here in Greece BTW.
 

Venom

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I'm not sure of the exact species, but it's in the genus Steatoda, which is closely related to Lactrodectus. They aren't considered medically signifigant, but their bite can produce a few Lactrodectus-like symptoms ( mild tho ).
 

pronty

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In my insect guide there is a drawing of "Steatoda paykulliana" that looks like your spider except the stripe is more orange/red.
 

genious_gr

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Actualy it's a bit darker but the flash made it look that way....

Thanks on the info
!!!!
 

genious_gr

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:eek:


DON'T TOUCH!!!!


How did you know it is of the species Steatoda?
 
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Kugellager

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Others above suggested it?...or It says so in the envonomation report that they ar etreating Steatoda??


john
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genious_gr

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Venom , above, said it's of the genus Steatoda, I was just curious how he knew it was not a Latrodectus for example....
 

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Yep, looks like a Steatoda, we have alot of these around in Ohio, but they have a white stripe instead, ours is Steatoda borealis.


Andy
 
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