Unidentified

Picture ID 126601

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Perhaps a brown widow? The large pedipalps and slender abdomen lead me to believe this is incorrect.

  • Submitted by: 
    LivingWithSpiders
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2020
  • Photographed: Aug 19, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Central VA, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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LittleSlingLover

Male Lactrodectus variolous (Northern Black Widow). The difference between mactans (southern) and variolous is the “broken” hourglass on the variolous. The picture below is of a female geometricus (brown) but you should get the idea of the difference of hourglass from brown to black widows. https://bugguide.net/node/view/312930