Picture ID 98840

Picture of unidentified spider

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Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?

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  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 27, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Covington , Louisiana, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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This might be a Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus. That’s a guess from the photo and location, the markings aren’t very clear. I know from lots of experience that some spiders don’t like to pose for the camera. Especially if they are light-adverse like spiders in this family, Theridiidae. Brown Widows have an orange “hourglass ” on the underside. It is wider than the ones on Black Widows. Their venom is dangerous to people, though not as severely as that of Black Widows. The egg sacs are unusual spiky white balls. The good news is that Brown Widows in your house… Read more »