Picture ID 118600

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found one of these on my leg and think it but me. Left a little red mark that is slightly itchy. Is it a male black widow?

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  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2020
  • Photographed: Aug 1, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Indeed it is. The body shape, abdominal pattern, and large pedipalps all line up with that ID. It sounds as if you may have received a dry bite. Fortunately, only mature females possess the quantity of venom required to cause serious harm.