In addition to rescuing her stranded man from airports, Mary has been scouting around for spiders in my absence, and caught a few around the house. This is Parasteatoda tepidariorum, the species I work with in the lab, and she has gone straight into the colony.
P.tep is my favorite: so common, but so interesting.
What is the literal meaning of the Latin descriptors that get attached to the various critters you are showing us? And who did the species specification naming?