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On my front porch....thinking juvenile Black Widow? But then again, I'm not the expert
The structures that point to this being a male are the boxing glove-like pedipalps that sit in front, between the first pair (anterior) of legs.
I have seen others here at my house with the three red dots on them and after research, they are referred to as Daggerbacks (sp)....true?.....BW variants...or Northern brethren?
Male BW was a consideration...but I don't know enough to make the call
Male Black widows are completely harmless, so circumstances provided, even if it did bite, jholleman27 would be unharmed. :)
P.S. did it bite u?
Yeah, right, give u superpowers. LOL, AdamBrown. :P
It's definitely a black widow, but it's not deadly... because it's a male. They are harmless. Only the females are potentially dangerous to humans and our pets. :-)Your location doesn't help narrow down the ID on this one because the northern and southern black widow ranges overlap in North Carolina.
Northern black widow. Related to the southern, but definitively different in appearance. Still deadly though ;-) lol
Espectacular muy bella
Lat: 35.26, Long: -78.95
Spotted on Apr 29, 2012 Submitted on Apr 29, 2012