sorry, no bigger image. they are very common around here (CO). they are about the same size as an average to smaller widow (maybe abdomen=1/4 inch, legs in all=1/2 to 3/4 inch max). abdomen similar shape, cept a little more squashed- thats how i know it's a steatoda. the top is a dark brown color. solid. abdomen as you can see is tan with a sort of dark brown "V" shape. they seem to live communily (sp?) as i've found them together in very small places (3-5 in the same tight place).Cant tell whats going on ...have a bigger image?
How common are they in your area? How big is it?
hey gigas, sorry i don't have a pic of the top half:8o but the top half doesn't have any white around the top of the abdomen. doesn't seem to have the white "T" that the bipunctata has.Underside kind of resembles my bipunctata, as buthus said do you have an larger picture of the spiders other half?
Size doesnt match that ID though. ?? Plus, a bit out of range (though borealis have been heading south it seems)Steatoda borealis. I have several.
Cocky. Remember, many of us dont live around/amongst every specie of spider...even insignificant house spiders such as these. No clue? Maybe. Considering that the internet and crappy pics are our best clues. And this one is a crappy pic (please keep taking crappy pics though! ...I mean no offense...its just a fact)If you can't tell that it is borealis from the underside of the abdomen, then you musn't have a clue what borealis looks like.
You need to come visit my spider room. The largest percentage of my Latros DONT have the "dead give away" hr glass. Go figure. :?The underside is a dead give away, just like the underside of a black widow is a dead give away.