Picture ID 158330

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Yellowish hour glass shape on abdomen. Also brown and black legs. Concerned its a black widow male?

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  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2022
  • Photographed: Jun 19, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Fairfax, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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This is a male Latrodectus Species from the family Theridiidae. Latrodectus Genus are “the Widow’s ” thankfully the females carry the potent venom and this is definitely a Male Latrodectus and the males from this Genus do not carry the same potent venom as the females. Since this is an adult he’s wandering looking for a mate. Although Latrodectus Species females are not aggressive and do not want to waste their venom on us. They would much rather retreat, play dead, than to bite us. Shake out any clothing that has been on the floor, always check your shoes especially… Read more »