Latrodectus hesperus
(Western Black Widow)

Picture ID 11356

Picture of Latrodectus hesperus (Western Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal,Ventral

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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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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a Western Black Widow, Latrodectus hesperus.

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