Comments & ID Thoughts
Location is in the Central Valley of Northern California. Just south of Sacramento. Found spider on underside of trash can lid outside. We have allot of black widows here, and I first thought this was a black widow, but upon closer inspection the markings look way different. I was not able to get a look at the belly side of the spider to check for the trademark red hourglass which black widows possess. Is this a male black widow, or another species all together?