Steatoda grossa
(False Black Widow)

Picture ID 4819

Picture of Steatoda grossa (False Black Widow) - Dorsal

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I think this may be an immature black widow. Those are very common here.

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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This appears to be a False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa). The legs tend to be a bit more robust on a true Widow (Latrodectus sp.). Young widows also typically have some red and/or white markings on the dorsal of the abdomen. When in doubt treat them with the same respect though.

False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa): https://bugguide.net/node/view/488458
Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans): https://bugguide.net/node/view/27316/bgimage
Immature: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1013603/bgimage

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