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  • adults of both sexes are usually larger than both Steatoda bipunctata and Steatoda grossa
  • epigyne is variable and similar to that of Steatoda grossa
  • male palps are also similar to those of Steatoda grossa but are relatively easy to distinguish

Diagnostic description
  • A medium sized species usually well marked with distinctive pattern on abdomen.
  • A distinct cream or whitish band around the front of the abdomen is almost always present
  • Legs usually red or reddish and usually serves to separate this form other species of Steatoda at a quick glance

Other species of Steatoda and some other larger species of theridiid spider.


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