THERIDIIDAE - BROWN HOUSE SPIDER

FACT FILE - 037

Family

Theridiidae

Species

Steatoda grossa
(C.L. Koch, 1838)

Body Length

Female: 6 -10.5mm
Male: 6.5mm

Habitat

Irregular tangle of sticky fibres, often around rubbish left in dark corners of gardens.

Toxicity

May give a significant bite but without long-lasting efeects.

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Female

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Male

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Male

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Male

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Male

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Male

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Female. Dark variation.

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Female. Dark variation.

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Female. Dark variation.

 

This is a cosmopolitan species of spider.