Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

Picture ID 10688

Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Female - Lateral

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Thought it was a black widow but there were no red markings. It does have a couple indents or dots on its black. Very glossy

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This does look like a Widow, it is most likely Latrodectus hesperus (Western Black Widow). The red would be on the underside of the spider and how much is there can vary if you looked at the underside of the spider and saw no red it still may be a Widow regardless. The False Black Widow Steatoda grossa can look very similar and it’s possible this is a robust one of those … but I’d err on the side of caution with this one. If you’d like to compare … This is a Steatoda… Read more »

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Picture of Latrodectus spp. (Widow Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Latrodectus spp. (Widow Spiders) - Male - Penultimate,Ventral Enlarge Picture