Steatoda grossa (C. L. Koch, 1838)

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Description of Steatoda grossa (Large false-widow)

Physical Characteristics

Female 6.5 to 10 mm.
Abdomen orange-brown to black-brown with a white to light brown band on the front and a white to light brown dotted pattern on top. Sometimes with dents.
Carapace pale brown to dark brown.
Legs and palps pale brown to brown.

Male 5 to 10 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In buildings, cellars and caves.


Occurs in the whole of Europe, but not common.


All year.