Latrodectus hesperus
(Western Black Widow)

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Found it in my garage

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FormerArachnophobe
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Possibly Latrodectus geometricus Brown Widow.

TangledWeb
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That’s what I think too. They have a great post-modernistic art look to them. Another positive thing about them is that they are deadly to Black Widows.

ItsyBitsy
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The spots running down the back of a Brown Widow (L. geometricus) are more distinct, on L. hesperus they run together and form a stripe.

ItsyBitsy
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This is a Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus).

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