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Northern Black Widow

Latrodectans variolus


We found this beautiful lady in a cardboard box in our garage. She stayed still so we could take her picture.

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Northern Black Widow
Latrodectans variolus Latrodectus variolus

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ForestDragon 9 years ago

sanmiggums, Black Widows quite venomous but they rarely cause death in humans. These spiders prey on small insects and such and do not go out to bite humans. We just happen to cross paths with them occasionally.

The spiders are quite small and would rather be left alone. It is just as easy to gently remove the spider to a safe place outside (if found inside).

Spiders play an important roll in our ecosystem and even highly venomous ones should treated with respect. We live in the same world.

sanmiggums 9 years ago

That thing is deadly

sanmiggums 9 years ago

Did you kill it after

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New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 17, 2012

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