by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Back to Jeff's Spiders Page | Jeff's Nature PagesWhile not as dangerous as widow spiders in the genus Lactrodectus, false widows are reported to possess venom that can be harmful to humans. These spiders should not be handled and bites should be avoided.
Steatoda sp., probably Steatoda bipunctata
Pine forest in Orange Co., NC
6 Mar 2008
Thanks to Mel Turner for ID assistance!
Created on ... Mar 15, 2008 | firstname.lastname@example.org