Comments & ID Thoughts
Looking at this spider at dawn & with a flashlight, the abdominal design appeared to be an orangy-red long hourglass. Once I looked at the photo, there was no "elongated widow marking" as both the color and shape somehow disappeared. Entire spider including legs about the size of a quarter (it could be covered by a quarter or in its current stance, stand on a quarter and reach all edges). Found next to tree trunk stump along an unpaved walkway in mostly undisturbed area of a back yard. Adjacent to Nandina, California Poppies and misc. weeds.
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- Submitted: Oct 22, 2018
- Photographed: Oct 22, 2018
- Spider: Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider)
- Location: Arcadia , California, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Ventral
Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂
Brown Widow was my guess as we find them around here every few days, BUT they retain the orange-red insignia in photos, and this one didn’t. Learned not to trust the lack of pigment in a photo when my eyes can SEE IT clearly. 🙂 Thanks.