Comb-footed/cobweb spider

7487.     Looked like the form of a black widow but was a metallic brown. Never seen one before. Peterborough, Ontario. Canada


Number 7487.    Most likely a comb-footed/cobweb spider (family Theridiidae) in the genus Steatoda. Related to widow spiders, they can deliver a very painful but not dangerous bite if mishandled (personal experience). See comb-footed/cobweb spider detailed information .