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Black widow (Latrodectus)

Description:

Black and tan on legs large red spot on stomach

Habitat:

homes, tighter places normally hidden



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3 Comments

peter
peter 6 years ago

Thanks, updated.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

It is a Black widow spider, just a young one, They start out tan with yellow markings and turn back with red as they age. Most photos show gravid adult females, hence the larger abdomen (its full of eggs).

peter
peter 6 years ago

Scary. The red spot makes me think it's a Black Widow!

Orange, California, USA

Lat: 33.87, Long: -117.87

Spotted on Sep 19, 2010
Submitted on Sep 20, 2010

Reference

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