Oh, yes, this is a southern black widow, Latrodectus mactans, .https://bugguide.net/node/view/26336/bgimage
This is actually a northern black widow, Latrodectus variolus
would need to see ventral side and look at the hourglass to be sure.
Trust me this is a Northern black widow. You can tell the difference. I am really pleased with all your comments. You seem well educated.
I believe this is a male northern black widow
I could be wrong because they both look alike .
LOL, when in doubt step back a taxonomic level. This was filed as Latrodectus sp. as the answer with the best level of certainty. 🙂
Northern Black Widow – Insect ID = 93% confidence