Comments & ID Thoughts
We see black widows all the time. It looked to me like a young black widow but the abdomen was not as round. It acted like a black widow, it ran away from me until it realized it wasn't threatened.
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- Submitted: May 29, 2018
- Photographed: May 28, 2018
- Spider: Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow)
- Location: Hopewell, Illinois, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, your image has been filed. (See above image for ID.) 🙂
I was under the impression that the males were lighter in color. I really was pretty sure it was a black widow, though!