Comments & ID Thoughts
First time I've encountered a black widow on the forest floor!
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- Submitted: May 22, 2018
- Photographed: May 16, 2018
- Spider: Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow)
- Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Forest
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Ventral
This looks like it could be Latrodectus mactans, the Southern Black Widow. Most likely female.
Female black widow!