Latrodectus mactans
(Southern Black Widow)

Picture ID 11070

Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal

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This spider lives in my friends swimming pool debris trap

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BugmanDan

Hi.A female southern black widow, Latrodecus mactans. Considered medically significant,I don’t suggest trying to handle her. If the pool willbe put in serice, you can catch her in a cup and lid, I would keep her like a pet, but you could release her well away from human activity. she is going tomake an egg sac soon.

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