Picture ID 174456

Picture of unidentified spider

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Wondering what type of spider it is? Is it dangerous? Poisonous? Are there measures steps to take if bitten by this spider? This slider was found in McAllen Texas

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  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2023
  • Photographed: Mar 12, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: McAllen , Texas, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: Yes
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As you may have suspected, this is a Brown Widow. Latrodectus geometricus. Yes the venom is a medical concern. A bite should be treated by a medical professional. The egg sacs look like spiky white balls. The spiders may bite to protect egg sacs and in self-defense if handled roughly. The underside has a hourglass mark, like Black Widows have, but it is more orangey than reddish.


Lateodectus geometricus