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Black Widow Spider ♀

Latrodectus mactans


Big black body, one tiny red dot on its butt.


In our laundry room off the back deck.

2 Species ID Suggestions

sarahaw1981 10 years ago
Black Widow Spider ♀
Latrodectus mactans
Black widow
Latrodectus sp.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 years ago

Sarahaw, how can you tell this one apart from Latrodectus hesperus (Western black widow)? Both L. mactans and L. hesperus are found in Virginia.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 years ago

This looks a lot like a black widow.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2013
Submitted on Jun 17, 2013

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