Latrodectus hesperus
(Western Black Widow)

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I have no clue what type of spider this could be... maybe a triangularcombweb but the abdomen look to be a little different. It has some web in the mailbox where it lives with another black and yellow huge spider. That spider picture is coming soon. What type of spider do you think it might be?

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Arcticwolf115
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Hi there this could be a Neoscona arabesca
(Arabesque Orb-weaver) :3

TangledWeb
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I’m pretty sure it is a Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus. The pattern colors change with maturity at different rates depending on gender. So, yes it is a Combfoot spider in family Theridiidae. The venom isn’t as dangerous as a Black Widow, but it is rather dangerous. You might want to gently remove it from your mailbox without pressing skin against it. They bite in response to pressure against their bodies or feeling trapped. The egg sacs look like white spiky balls. https://bugguide.net/node/view/996215/bgimage

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Latrodectus hesperus, Western Black Widow

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