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I don't think it is a black widow, but may be in that family of spiders.
Moved to arthropods :-)
btlounsbury is correct - it's a black widow spider. Do you happen to have a clearer shot of it? I can narrow down the ID if you can tell me whether or not the red hourglass shape is complete (one piece) or broken (separated into 2 red pieces). Thanks! Also, this spotting is an arachnid so it needs to go into the Arthropods category.
Spotted on Sep 22, 2012 Submitted on Sep 21, 2012