Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

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Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Male - Dorsal
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maryrobinson

Oh, yes, this is a southern black widow, Latrodectus mactans, .https://bugguide.net/node/view/26336/bgimage

LilDame

This is actually a northern black widow, Latrodectus variolus

maryrobinson

would need to see ventral side and look at the hourglass to be sure.

LilDame

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.

LilDame

I believe this is a male northern black widow

LilDame

I could be wrong because they both look alike .

TangledWeb

LOL, when in doubt step back a taxonomic level. This was filed as Latrodectus sp. as the answer with the best level of certainty. 🙂

LilDame

Yea lol

greenvilleeee

This is a Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black widow. Northern Black widows have the second red dot (from the cephalothorax up) wider then high.

ian.ameny

Northern Black Widow – Insect ID = 93% confidence

greenvilleeee

This is a Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black widow. Northern Black widows have the second red dot (from the cephalothorax up) wider then high

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