I found this small spider in my house this summer. I have lived in Michigan for 40 years and have killed a lot of spiders. This is the first time I have seen this one. Could I have brought it with me from a recent trip to California? I had killed a black widow during my visit to S. California. This spider has the same shape but different markings. I have looked at many other spider search sites and have not found a similar one.
CLOSED: Spider - round brown body with light markings (brown widow?)
it looks like one of the harmless crab spiders to me....definitely NOT a widow.
looking again, i don't think it's a crab spider. the name escapes me at the moment but you're safe. i might be thinking of an Orb spider but i don't know the species.
This message was edited Nov 9, 2013 6:16 PM
Steatoda triangulosa, a cobweb/comb-footed spider - harmless to humans...