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IowaJeff
Nevada, IA

January 2, 2014
10:15 PM

Post #9739165

I saw this spider inside our house, walking on a wall of the stairs leading down to our (finished) basement. It was not that big, with the whole spider, including legs, being only about the size of a penny or nickel. I killed it after I took the picture.

Please please please help me identify it. Thank you so much!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 3, 2014
5:45 PM

Post #9739681

This is Steatoda triangulosa, known as the triangulate cobweb spider. If is harmless, I cannot find any record of this species ever biting a human. They are known to feed on many noxious critters, including fire ants, recluse spiders, and hobo spiders; a shame you killed it.

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