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Brown Widow

Latrodectus geometricus

Description:

Brown spider with orange hourglass on underside of bulbous abdomen seen at night. The juvenile brown widow can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/700...

Habitat:

Backyard at night. They hide during the day.


No species ID suggestions

6 Comments

:) I hope they're right about the venom. I didn't notice the take over but when I started last year and looked for a Black Widow, I could only find the Brown Widows.

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

I did see that one and added to my collection for reference in the favourite department.
Surprisingly, I have not seen brown widows here. Black are around and very strong. I think it would be a battle for the brown to take over!
I read in the article that the brown are less venomous.
Now that I know of the brown widows existence , I will keep my eyes open.

Nice Emma. Here's what a juvenile Brown Widow looks like for a brief time http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/700...

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

I just included an article about brown widow in the comment section of this spotting. and then I saw your spotting!Good to see what one looks like!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/117...

It's really true! I rarely ever see Black Widows at night now. These are everywhere. Their egg sacs are tan with bumps all over the outside. Oddly enough I don't have a spotting of one. There's one in my future I think :)

KarenP
KarenP 6 years ago

I hear there has been an increase in the brown widow in San Diego County. I've not seen any along the coast. Glad to see what they look like. :)

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.15, Long: -117.01

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2012

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