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Southern Black Widow

Latrodectus mactans

Description:

Looks like a Black Widow

Habitat:

Under a brick


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8 Comments

augustgray
augustgray 6 years ago

wow.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Awesome find!

extremebirder
extremebirder 7 years ago

Great shot

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 7 years ago

I've found that many juvenile black widow females have red patches along the dorsum that they typically lose after they become mature. I'm sure there are even some that retain this coloration after reaching sexual maturity.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Seems to have an extra red patch compared to Western Black Widow.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

Hahaha! Yep...a black widow!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 years ago

now if it quacks like a black widow, then it must be a... LOL

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

And is a black widow :-)

David46
Spotted by
David46

Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA

Lat: 35.63, Long: -95.95

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 14, 2012

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