Picture ID 152573

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Thats a brown widow.

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  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2021
  • Photographed: Nov 23, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Brown Widow. Latrodectus geometricus. 😉 Yes, the males are tiny and would only approach a female to attempt to mate. If it was a different species it would be dead. It might become dead soon anyhow before or after mating. Hopefully after.


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