Comments & ID Thoughts
I found this beauty today clearing some old wood. She obviously looks like a black widow but I wasn’t sure what kind due to her abdomen having a reddish color instead of solid black.
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- Submitted: May 2, 2018
- Photographed: May 2, 2018
- Spider: Latrodectus hesperus (Western Black Widow)
- Location: Vernon, Texas, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Under rock, log, or debris
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Ventral
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a Western Black Widow, Latrodectus hesperus.
Thanks for the help! I actually came across 3 today clearing the yard. I absolutely love this site!!! I’m so very interested in spiders and insects.