Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

Picture ID 44147

Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Female - Dorsal

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Looks to be a cross between a black widow and black house spider. Has black furry back and partial hourglass on bottom of abdomen. Found on wall, sitting stationary four feet above ground, not in a web. I also uploaded a picture of the bottom of the abdomen.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a Black Widow – likely Latrodectus hesperus (Western Black Widow). The broken hourglass probably has something to do with the condition the spider is in. Latrodectus variolus (Northern Black Widow) has a broken hourglass but ranges more towards the east.

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Picture of Latrodectus spp. (Widow Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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