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Please ID: Spider? [a: male spider, possibly Steatoda]

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  1. ithoughtlicewerebad

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Sep 5 2017 9:40:44
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    I just fished this out from under the bed. It was running pretty fast. I think it's a spider, but would like to confirm. I also now have a tiny bite on my knuckle... could this be the cause? Thank you.

    https://imgur.com/a/XOT5O

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Tue Sep 5 2017 10:22:53
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    100% spider. The cephalothorax and abdomen are quite distinguishable, as are the legs. BB's are only a body with head, and tiny little things.

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    ithoughtlicewerebad - 6 hours ago  » 
    I just fished this out from under the bed. It was running pretty fast. I think it's a spider, but would like to confirm. I also now have a tiny bite on my knuckle... could this be the cause? Thank you.
    https://imgur.com/a/XOT5O

    Not clear enough pictures to tell you which spider, although it does look like a male and could be a species of Steatoda. Any skin lesion you have is not from this arthropod.

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  4. ithoughtlicewerebad

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    Posted 2 years ago
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    Thanks to you both!


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