What kind of spider is this?

Asked September 16, 2018, 6:24 PM EDT

Hi, I found this spider today, and i have no idea what it is or have never seen one like this before, i was wondering if you could tell me what kind of spider is it and if it’s harmful? Thankyou.

Outside United States

1 Response

Thank you for your question,

I am not an expert in spider identification, but I believe it is a tangle-web spider (also known as cobweb spiders and comb-footed spider). Members of this spider family (Theridiidae) are the most common arthropods found in human dwellings throughout the world. They use sticky capture silk instead of woolly silk to capture prey. Abdomens are spherical and the front legs are much larger than any other pair of legs.

I hope this helps,