Latrodectus hesperus
(Western Black Widow)

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I found this Western Black Widow outside my house today. I had no idea they were in Las Vegas until I ran across it.

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BugmanDan

I think I had only seen about 8 western black widows until I moved to Vegas, then I could find 8 of them in an hour. I had 3 resident widows in my shop alone.
Sort of depends on neighborhood, thick with widows or thick with southern house spiders.
Brown widows are showing up too.

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