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Common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

The common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) is a frequently encountered cobweb weaver, especially in Southern California. Although this species is non-native, it is known internationally as the American house spider.

Common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) with egg sacs.  Stock Photo ID=SPI0244
A female common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) guards her egg sacs. Each sac can potentially contain more than 400 eggs. El Dorado Nature Center, Los Angeles County, California.

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