Latrodectus mactans
(Southern Black Widow)

Picture ID 13547

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

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Arcticwolf115
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HI there the spider in your photo is a black widow.

Jayjp
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Agree black widow

BugmanDan
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Hi.this is a female southern black widow, Latrodectus mactans.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/26336/bgimage
These spiders are a medically significant sort, try to avoid contact.
Welcome to the site.

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