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Black Widow

Latrodectus sp.


Shiny black female with red hourglass on venter, next to three egg cases.


Man-made shelter in the desert


Probably Latrodectus hesperus.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Southern black widow
Latrodectus mactans Fabricius, 1775 Latrodectus mactans

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StephanieCobbold 12 years ago

I know that spiders in the families Theridiidae (a very speciose family which includes the Black Widows) and Dictynidae build 3 dimensional webs.

wow! 3D-net... Only Latrodectus sp. making those? anyone with infos?

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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