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this was a tiny spider crawling on the wall of the shed.
Thanks ,next to gone!!
How interesting! Great find!
How cool! Beautiful coloration.
Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
It is fun. I am really enjoying see the variety, especially from other areas of the world. Your spotting has taught me a lot. Thanks :)
Gators,would love to hear more. I learned just so much more by exchanging a few lines! The Marvel Of PN!
Gators ,thanks for sharing the excellent link on how to differentiate between the brown and black widow. Remarkable link!
Just in case you have not heard enough from me; here is my spotting of a Brown Widow egg sac. They do not look real with their pointy surface; PN spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/105...
Yeah, you often find them around the periphery of a females hideout.
I have been reading more and it seems that the immatures of male and female look very similar in the Western Black Widow. I did find this discussion about telling a Brown Widow from a Western Black Widow very interesting and it had lots of photos to show you the variability of looks these spiders take as they grow up. Fascinating: http://cisr.ucr.edu/identifying_brown_wi...
I thought that the difference in coloration of mature and immature was remarkable,jeff.So the males look like this?
That's cool looking spider. The males around here look very similar to that.
Thanks Kunzah. It is spectacular!!
Spectacular pattern on it.
Thanks Gators, I will go with Western.
I assigned the Western based on the What's that bug image. There is a Northern, but the juveniles seem to have a darker thorax.
Even the spiders you have a BITE are pretty and interesting. Best to know so you can admire from a distance. I learned a new look with this juvenile too.
I was quite surprised by the fact that this was an immature black widow. The difference in colors between mature and immature is so different that it is quite hard to believe that it is the same spider!
Well Gators , I have to admit that your ID skills are awesome!! I was hoping for something else though. Markings are really beautiful and unique.A Design on a opaque white background. Thanks for this interesting ID! :)
I think I might have bad news; Immature Black Widow Spider Found this on What's That Bughttp://www.whatsthatbug.com/2010/03/16/i...
How tiny? This one has an interesting patten on the abdomen. Orbweaver, cobweb, hmmm. I am not great on spiders. Usually ID by brute force looking.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2012 Submitted on Oct 2, 2012
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