Latrodectus geometricus
(Brown Widow Spider)

Picture ID 45795

Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Ventral

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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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ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

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