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Black Widow

Latrodectus mactans


Black Widows are highly venomous spiders. Females are shiny and black with a very large, rounded abdomen. They have a red hourglass shape on the underside of the abdomen.


This spider was found in her web between a trashcan and a sidewalk.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

You might find this surprising!!

MrsPbio 9 years ago

Although I know they aren't agressive, and won't bite unless you mess with them, they still give me the heebie jeebies. And their webs are a pain in the butt to sweep. They are messy and very very strong! I've got lots of them that live in my garage, unfortunately.... :(

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2010
Submitted on Oct 8, 2012

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