Another view of glossy hard-shelled spider found by my door today with egg case. Approximately 2 inch diameter
That is a highly dangerous and deadly spider that is a black widow spider
Thank you. Yes, I discovered that when I was finally able to get close enough to see the underside of the abdomen. However, in my reading I find that they are helpful in eating mosquitoes and moths. And aren’t deadly unless you’re a young child or elderly. Certainly to be respected. Which made it difficult for me to kill it, Yet I also didn’t want neighbor children seeing it or playing with it, nor in my house. So I have taken care of it along with its loaded web of eggs.