What kind of spider

Asked October 4, 2016, 9:28 PM EDT

My sister found this in her son's sandbox yesterday. She said It's back looked soft like velvet, Is it poisonous? Is it in the black widow family?

Rowan County Kentucky

1 Response

Looks like a crevice weaver. It is not venomous (poisonous). It is not in the same family as black widows (Theridiidae), but is in the family Filistatidae.