Is this a young black/brown widow or a cobweb/house spider?
Had a messy pile of dirt and dead spiders right under the web. Web is messy/no order.
Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂
Great. What’s your level of confidence. I am just concerned that an adolescent widow may be present in the house as they are 100% present on my back porch. Thanks again.
Great. Thanks. Main thing is, it’s not an adolescent widow.
The False Widows are mostly in genus Steatoda. The True Widows are in genus Latrodectus. It isn’t a matter of just variations between species, but between genera. There are enough differences for near certainty from a photo. The second piece of good news is that even if you were to be bitten by a Black or Brown Widow, in America hospitals have anti-venom treatments and almost nobody dies from the bites. Mosquitoes are vastly more dangerous to humans because of the diseases they carry. I don’t want to make you more scared of mosquitoes, just give some risk perspective.