Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

Picture ID 8452

Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate

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Perhaps an orb weaving spider?

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Hankguarisco

it’s a male or penultimate male black widow, either Latrodectus variolus or mactans

Raven63

it looked like the one on my patio with the hourglass on its belly. Does the brown widow also have the red hourglass? I am in California

TangledWeb

The Brown Widows, Latrodectus geometricus, have an orange-red hourglass than looks a little bit wider. The markings on top of the Brown Widow are more different from Black Widows than the one on the underside. California has both types.

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