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Spider Photos - Black Widow

Here's some photos of  Black Widows as well as links to Brown Widows and Redbacks.  Black Widow is a common name of some spiders in the genus Latrodectus which belong to the spider family Theridiidae, or the cobweb weavers. The North American species are (Western) Black widow, Latrodectus hesperus; (Southern) Black widow, Latrodectus mactans; (Northern) Black widow, Latrodectus variolus. Spiders of the genus Steatoda also belong to the spider family Theridiidae and are often confused with the widow spiders. Also known as Combfooted Spiders, this family includes a number of well known arachnids, including the American house spider, Achaearanea tepidariorum, and the redback and widow spiders, Latrodectus spp..

Steatoda spiders are found throughout the world, in both temperate and tropical climates.
They are small to moderately small (3-9 mm) spiders with oval abdomens; they may be reddish, brownish or black, with most species exhibiting a white band at the front of the dorsal abdomen which may resemble a collar. Brown widows are easily confused with the harmless cobweb spiders so not all ID's below may be correct!! Click here for a mp4 of black widow babies hatching sent in by Ryan. (1.6mb) Use Quicktime to open. For other types of spiders please select a section:  Here's some photos sent in by viewers.
 
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Black Widow spiders inhabit most of the warmer regions of the world to a latitude of about 45 degrees N. and S. They occur throughout all four deserts of the American Southwest. Related Species Widow spiders (Genus Latrodectus) are the best known and largest of the Cobweb Weavers (Family Therididae). All widows are venomous, though not all can cause injury to humans. Black Widows comprise about six species and inhabit most of the warmer regions of the world to a latitude of about 45 degrees N. The female black widow spider, though it is the most venomous spider in North America, seldom causes death as it injects a very small amount of poison when it bites. Reports indicate human mortality at well less than 1% from black widow spider bites. Anyone bitten by a black widow spider should seek medical care. Black widow spiders are common around wood piles, and are frequently encountered when homeowners carry firewood into the house. They are also found under eaves, in boxes, outdoor toilets, meter boxes, and other unbothered places. Black widows have a distinctive round shiny black abdomen with red markings usually under its abdomen. They are a small spider with thin legs and the female's abdomen becomes larger just before laying her egg sac. Males are considerably smaller and usually not as dangerous as the female due to their size.
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15 November, 2013:
I'm English & moved to Fort Worth, Texas 6 months ago so I have no clue about spiders here. I'm pretty sure one of these is a black widow, but having said that I'm not 100% sure, as looking at black widows on the Internet it would seem that this one has its red mark on the wrong side of its body. Many thanks in advance for your help :)

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15 November, 2013:
So I found this little guy. I was wondering what it is. Red back family but not sure . Can you help? Bradley

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Reply: It's a black widow  - glen

8 September, 2013:
I found this spider in my back yard. I also found 3 others like this but they were not black they were lighter in color maybe a brown. But same design on their back. Tries to look online and on your page a found on similar but wasnt sure what it was. Can you help me with the name so I can research it please. Thank u so much for your time and nice page. Stephanie  

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Reply: It's a black widow  - glen

8 September, 2013:
Hello, We found this spider dead in the panhandle of Oklahoma. Beaver, OK 73932. It has some cooling markings on the tail end of it. Can you provide us some information on this spider? Thanks Brandon  

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Reply: It's a black widow not a redback - glen

8 September, 2013:
So I found this little guy. I was wondering what it is. Red back family but not sure . Can you help? Bradley  

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Reply: Yes it's a black widow - glen

8 September, 2013:
I'm English & moved to Fort Worth, Texas 6 months ago so I have no clue about spiders here. I'm pretty sure one of these is a black widow, but having said that I'm not 100% sure, as looking at black widows on the Internet it would seem that this one has its red mark on the wrong side of its body. Many thanks in advance for your help :)  

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Reply: I think it's a black widow - glen

8 September, 2013:
This is the brown widow (I believe) we found  

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8 September, 2013:
I found this near my pool. I am in Canada, just north of Toronto. Do you think it may be a Northern Black Widow? Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

 

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4 August, 2013:
Location: Southern Mississippi zip code: 39047 Found this spider on my fence gate on May 14, 2013 Please identify if you can. Thank you, Sam

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4 August, 2013:
Hi glen could you help identify this spider? -Thanks, John

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4 August, 2013:
I'm sure you have enough Black Widow pictures already, but here's another one just in case ;) -Sean 

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Reply: This is a black widow spider!! - glen

4 August, 2013:
I live in central Arkansas and found this spider outside my home. I would like to know if you can identify it.
 

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Reply: This is a black widow spider!! - glen

4 August, 2013:
Thanks! Here's a better picture...
 

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Reply: This is a black widow spider!! - glen

4 August, 2013:
I stumbled across your website using a google search for spider varieties. Thanks for all the information! I found this while working on my brakes… my finger was less than an inch away from this lovely when I took the part off and turned it over… This spider was ‘found’ in Ellettsville, Indiana - N 39°13'40.89 W 086°35'12.75 Lou
 p.s. The spider was found in Los Angeles, CA

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Reply: You win, it is a black widow spider!! - glen

4 August, 2013:
Dear Glen: Hope you are well! You helped me a few years ago with telling what kind of spider I had in my yard. I remember that you are the bug guru so I saved your email address! Here's another one I am hoping your can help me with. My brother-in-law used to be an exterminator. He says this spider is a daddy long legs. I saw it's a brown Black Widow. I know they are uncommon, but I really think it's that. We have $5.00 on the bet :-) Please tell me what you think it is. I'm really thirsty and need the cup of $5 coffee ;-) The pic is attached. All my best, Cynthia
 p.s. The spider was found in Los Angeles, CA

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Reply: This is not a false widow spider it is a real black widow spider!! - glen

4 August, 2013:
I found this spider hanging out on a log in the back of my yard in the country, in W. Central Missouri, USA. I tend to think it’s a false black widow because they have been reported in across the United States. It looks so much like a redback spider though that I wanted to get another opinion. It was all closed up this morning when I found it, and barely reacted when lightly poked with a stick to get it to open up a little. Thanks, Bruce

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13 April, 2013:
Hello my name is Eric I live in southern california and I've seen this spider a few times in my home I can't seem to find anything on it except the picture you have posted

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1 April, 2013:
A friend of mine posted this photo of a spider in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on October 7th, 2012 and I just now saw it. It would be neat if I could answer 21 questions to identify the spider; questions that began with the location of the spider. I figure the best solution is to share the question with a spider specialist like you so thank you for making yourself available to help answer this question. Do you know the exact type of spider this is? My friend thinks it's the male half normally killed by a black widow spider. If that is the case - is it as poisonous and deadly as a black widow's bite? There did not appear to be any entomologists or arachnid specialists in the Las Vegas valley so I reached out to the Internet and found your comprehensive website. I particularly love that you offer to help people identify their spiders! You SO rock! Thank you again in advance for your time and consideration. Joseph

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14 December, 2012:
By the way, i took this picture of a black widow on my back porch, did not know if you could use the picture, you are more than welcome to use, post, distribute, copy, share or use the photo any way you see fit. Thanks amanda

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Reply: Looks like a black widow - glen

2 November, 2012:
I was hoping you could help me identify this spider. I found this spider next to a female black widow. I assumed she was a female black widow because of the shiny black body and the red hourglass on her abdomen. She was found in the wood pile at my home in Blacksburg,Virginia along with another black spider. At first I assumed the second black spider was a male black widow because it was the opposite markings of the female black widow. Shiny black body, red dots on back and black abdomen. However, I did some research on male black widows and didn’t find any matches. I included two pictures of the red backed spider and one picture labled bwhourglass1 of what I assume is the female black widow that I found next to him. The female has the red abdomen but had a completely black back. The other spider labled maleblackwidow and redback had a completely black abdomen and red back. Is the redback spider a type of black widow? Thanks for any help you can provide. I need to submit this as part of my field journal for a class I am taking. But, I am really having a hard time finding a match. Thanks, Julianna

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Reply: Looks like a black widow - glen

21 October, 2012:
Found the attached in my house today climbing up an interior wall. Nice red stripe with two-tone banded legs. Is at a Red-spotted Antmimic? Appreciate your help. -- Best, /mark/

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Reply: Lucky you didn't get bitten - glen

25 September, 2012:
I noticed this spider was crawling from my shoulder down to my arm after rolling up an electrical cord while shutting our pool down for

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Reply: Yes

25 September, 2012:
Black Widow????

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Reply: This is a black widow - glen

8 September, 2012:
Widow?

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Reply: This is a black widow - glen

3 September, 2012:
Hello Glen, I am trying to determine what kind of spider this is. I live just north of Dallas, Texas and often find black widows around my house. I have found pictures of similar looking spiders on the Internet that were labeled as black widows, but none of them seem particularly reputable. If you are able to Identify this spider that would be great. Sincerely, Travis

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3 September, 2012:
Black Widow

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Reply: This is a black widow - glen

2 September, 2012:
She was hanging over my back door. Keller, TX

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Reply: This is a black widow - glen

2 September, 2012:
Hello, I was wondering if you ID this spider I saw in Texas, it was about 2-3 cm in length. Thank You!

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Reply: This looks like a black widow - glen

19 August, 2012:
Hi, Glen. I stumbled upon your website while I was trying to identify this spider found today (image attached). It was found under a pool cap (the cap that covers the area where the pool ladder meets the concrete) in Richmond, Virginia. Thanks for your help. -Cheryl

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Reply: Yes this does look like a black widow - glen

19 August, 2012:
This looks kind of like a male Black Widow except for the size. First one is on a door casing. I would hate to see the size of the female if this is the male!!! What do you think this is? Brown Widow or black??? Male or female? Thanks. Noah from North Carolina.

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Reply: This is a big, fat, female black widow - glen

19 August, 2012:
Hello, Attached is a picture. May you please tell me exactly what kind of spider this is? Thank you Michael  

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Reply: Yes this is a black widow - glen

19 August, 2012:
I found this spider under a bag of much I had on my porch. I live near Louisville Kentucky. I later found a spider that looked very near this one on my leg. I would just like to know if I could have been in trouble if it had bitten me. This picture was taken with my phone, so it doesn't have the greatest quality. Thank you for your time.  

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Reply: Yes this is a black widow - glen

19 August, 2012:
Found in my backyard in OKC. I dared not turn it over to check for hourglass.

 

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Reply: You are lucky you didn't get bitten as this is a black widow - glen

19 August, 2012:
Hi can you tell me what type of spider this is? It was in some grapes I bought. I was wondering if it was dangerous. Thanks so much Maria

 

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7 August, 2012:
What is this?!

 

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Reply: It looks like a black widow spider  - glen

21 July, 2012:

I'm in Colorado Springs, CO, been in Colorado most of my 55 years and don't recall seeing one like this. John.

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Reply: It looks like a  widow  spider, unusual colouring though - glen

5 June, 2012:

I'm in Colorado Springs, CO, been in Colorado most of my 55 years and don't recall seeing one like this. John.

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Reply: It looks like a black widow  to me - glen

5 June, 2012:

I live in North Carolina, USA Please tell me if this is (or hopefully isn't) a black widow? Picture is taken looking directly at it as it was crawling on garage wall. Thank you!

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Reply: It is a black widow  - glen

31 May, 2012:

I live in Maryland do you what this is. Found next to kids sandbox.

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7 May, 2012:
I have a bit of an infestation this year with black widows. I have found around 10 in and around my house over the last few days. At least its making for some cool photos! -- Craig, Bella Vista, Arkansas

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Reply: It is a black widow  - glen

7 May, 2012:

Hi again Glen! I The spider in the attachment was once again, found outside on my porch close to knoxville TN. I think he closely resembles a male black widow, but I can't be for sure since I've never actually seen one in person before. I found a female black widow just days before close to where I found this guy. I was able to positively identify the female,, unfortunately, I didn't have the courage to get down on her level and add her picture to my photography. But her red hourglass on the lower side of the abdomen was clearly visible. Its got me a little spooked... I can live in harmony with a lot of different spiders, but I'm more nervous for my one year old little boy. Any information on these spiders would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again! -Meg

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12 April, 2012:
A beautiful Black Widow.  - Laura

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Reply: Looks like a black widow - glen

23 December, 2011:
I found this spider outside our office in Citrus Heights, CA. Wanting to know what it could be...feel free to use it on your website.

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Reply: Yes it is a black widow - glen

23 December, 2011:
Hi! Just wanted to confirm if this is a black widow, and if you knew what kind, etc. I found it hanging out in the outside of my screened patio here in central Florida, USA. I appreciate any info you can give me. Thanks! Felipe

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Reply: This is a black widow too - glen

20 November, 2011:
Kennewick, WA USA Thank you,  SEAN

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Reply: This is a black widow too - glen

16 October, 2011:
HI, I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of spider this is? Thanks, Stacy

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Reply: This is a black widow too - glen

28 September, 2011:
This was a spider my friend took a pic of in Western Colorado, USA.

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Reply: This is a black widow too - glen

28 September, 2011:
Hi Glen We live in the San Fernando Valley just north of Los Angeles California. We are accustomed to finding Black Widows but yesterday I came across a spider that was similar to a black widow but he seemed to have longer legs and wasn't all black on his back. I've never seen such a spider here before. Perhaps you can help identify it.

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6 September, 2011:
Think it's a widow but not sure

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4 September, 2011:
Can u please identify this spider for me?

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4 September, 2011:
Hi! I live in Carlsbad, CA and have come across this type of spider over the last few years. This is the only one that has let me take some pictures of it. Could you please give me some information on this type? Thanks so much, Bianca

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4 September, 2011:
Glen, I was searching for a Black Widow with similar markings to these when I came across your web site and couldn't find any pics of Black Widows..... So here are a couple for you. Most of the black widows around here are solid black with the classic red hour glass on their belly... this one is unique!! Sincerely, Brett

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28 August, 2011:
Hello! My name is Alexander. I live in Savannah, GA. I am fascinated by animals from my childhood. Today I found a Black Widow's nest near the porch of my house. And it wasn't the first spider of this kind I discovered. Few weeks ago I noticed one at my work. She made her nest in one of the corners and hides in the empty tube that hangs over there. So I figured it's the best place the spider could use. What nice spiders they are yet deadly)) This tiny creature killed two lizards already. At first I thought they were grasshoppers but when I came closer I was just shocked to see what those really were. I didn't have time to make pictures of that spider but I got some of the one near my house. I hope you'd like it! Awesome job with a website, sir! Many thanks!

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Reply: It could be a male black widow - glen

14 August, 2011:
I have found several of these spiders in my apartment and I can't seem to find any photos that resemble this spider, i live in east Tennessee and when I have googles "small black spider with four red dots on back" it gives me the red back spider witch says it's from australia and or black widow both of witch have round grape shaped abdomens so I'm at a loss as to what kind of spider this is and if it's potentially dangerous to my two small children. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated, thank you

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Reply: This could be a black widow - glen

14 August, 2011:
Hi there! My name's Stephanie and I was wondering...can you identify this spider from the back??? I couldn't get close enough to get his face cuz I was worried it might bite me. It is eating a wolf spider (if I'm not mistaken) that got caught in it's web and died. I had seen the wolf spider two days ago and it freaked me out-then today I saw this spider eating it!!!!! I only just noticed after I zoomed in several frames that this spider has some sort of a red mark on its belly, but its not black. Is it a brown widow??? I've never seen one before. I am absolutely terrified of spiders but as long as they're outside I USUALLY let them live...but they better stay outta my space! lol. However, I need to know what to do should I encounter this spider again. It was gone by the time I got home from work. Thank you so much! Stephanie

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Reply: Thanks, Nice shots!! Click for a larger view! - glen

24 July, 2011:
This is my pet black widow, Spidra, enjoying a cicada bug at least 3 times her size. I love you site, great job!

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Reply: This is a black widow  - glen

12 July, 2011:
What kind of spider is this?

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Reply: They look like juvenile black widows -  they are not brown widows as the egg sacs are not spikey. I can't really see much red on them so they could also belong the false widos family but not sure - glen

12 June, 2011:
Hi, I came across your page when looking up Black Widow's. I am sure you get emails ALL the time. But I was wondering if you could look at the attached email and let me know if I am looking at a regular old spider, or an adolescent black widow. We recently found an adult female in this same spot, so I am wondering if these are her babies. Thank you so much. P.S. I attached a few pictures. Because there are about 5 or 6 of these spiders out there. Sorry for the not so great pictures.... -- Rachel>^.^<

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Reply: Black widows come in a variety of colours but as long as it is black with red in it then I would class it as a black widow - glen

12 June, 2011:
Hi Glen, Here are a couple of pictures. There is no hour glass on this rascal but could it still be a black widow? Creepy looking thing. Don

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29 May, 2011:
Hi there! Can you help me identify this spider I found this spider in my kitchen? I live in Austin, Texas. I've seen black widows here before, but none that look like that. Any idea what it is?

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16 May, 2011:
Hi Glen, Took this picture at the shooting range today. It was under a sandbag that I moved (as I shoot left-handed). Photo taken with my phone and cropped to show detail. Thought you may like it for your site. Picture taken in Selma, Alabama. Duncan

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Reply: Looks like a female black widow to me - glen

29 April, 2011:
Hi, I'm not sure if this is a widow. It is definatly male but I thought the abdomen should be thinner. This is shaped like a female but has huge palps. The other females I have seen here are the classic black w/red hourglass. It was found near Ludington, Michigan, which is the middle of the western edge.

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Reply: This looks like is a black widow and its bite can be dangerous - glen

13 December, 2010:
Hi Glen, I have a friend that lives in Texas and he came accross this picture while demoing old buildings... This spider was hanging out on the door handle! Can you please tell us what this is? Thanks, Sarah

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Reply: This looks like is a male black widow and its bite can be dangerous - glen

14 November, 2010:
Hello, my name's Wendy. We live in El Paso, TX, and are about to move into a new home. When doing the inspection, I found this spider in the kitchen. I took photos of it, before we quietly removed it. I was hoping you could help us Identify this spider. It's probably the size of a Pop can lid... We'd REALLY appreciate it. We searched on many websites and couldn't find a match. Thanks! ~Wendy and Jason

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More from Eric: Hi Glen, Thank you for the quick response! I never considered this to be in the widow family. There is no red on the underside (I went back out and checked it). (Coincidentally, I also happen to have a brown widow living nearby that I have been watching for a few weeks now as it is the first time I have seen one where I live.) Since your suggestion and the web link that you have provided, I have now narrowed down my identification and searched further. It is my opinion that my photographs are of a juvenile male black widow. I found an exact picture of it at: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/spiders/Latrodectus%20hesperus.htm, Entitled, “Second instar (?) male from Orange, Orange County, CA” I also reviewed the pictures of black widows on your own site at: http://www.spiderzrule..com/blackwidow.htm and see comparable photos of the male widow as an adult. Anyways, I was completely surprised by this identification. I have seen the male black widow before as an adult, but never knew the markings changed so much from a juvenile as they matured! Thanks again for your help and take care, Eric

7 October,  2010:
Dear Glen, I came across your site, “Spiderz Rule!” at www.spiderzrule.com and have found it of much use! For my own interest, I have been photographing and cataloging the spiders that live around my house in Chino Hills, California, USA. I was wondering if you could help me identify one? I have attached two very clear photographs of it. I believe that this is a common spider, perhaps in the Orbweaver family. I just cannot match up its very distinctive markings to anything else. It also reminds me of a Cellar Spider, but it is smaller in size, with shorter legs and different banding colors on the legs. Anyways, your consideration and thoughts are greatly appreciated! Warm regards, Eric

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7 October,  2010:
Hey Glenn, Thank you for reply. I have attached 4 photos of a male and female black widow that I named "Black Widow Courtship I have never seen them together before. Feel free to post to your site. Dave

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20 September,  2010:
Greetings Glen, I found your site while researching spiders found in my back yard. I really enjoyed the site, and am very impressed by the amount of information available. I have attached two images for submission to your “Spider Photos” section.  The 2nd image is a black widow, that had made its home in a plastic trashcan outside my office. ( Nikon D300, 105mm Nikor Micro Lens, 1/60 sec, f/20, ISO 400) – 9/20/2010 Please let me know if you have any questions, and if you like these images I can provide others, I love studying spiders and am always adding more shots. Rick, San Antonio, TX, USA

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Reply from Paul:This is Northern Black Widow 0.o Here is another shot:  http://wheresthefilm.com/Insects/Arachnids/slides/BlackWidow5509.html. She is living at Agriculture Canada's Insect collection in Ottawa.
Reply: I wouldn't be having it on my hand if I were you!! Their bite can be nasty!! I can't see any red on it so not sure what sort of black widow. Can you take a better photo not on your hand of the top and bottom and I can tell you for sure? glen

4 September, 2010:
Here is photo of Black Widow. Other hand was busy taking this photo :) Question: Which Black Widow? ;)

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Reply: Be careful this is a male black widow and its bite can be dangerous - glen

21 August, 2010:
Hi, I found this spider in my garage in Utah and was wondering if you could identify it for me. There has been a lot of talk about hobo spiders in my neighborhood and thought that it could be that but it didn't look like other hobo spiders on the net. If you could help me out I would greatly appreciate it. thanks

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14 August, 2010:
I live in Western Colorado and have always found spiders sort of fascinating. Attached are some pics I have taken of the creepy crawlies around where I live. The only one I'm sure about is the Black Widow that I found inside my bbq grill. Unfortunately since I have a small daughter running around that likes to play outside near where I found her the widow had to die, but usually when I find an 8 legged friend I take them a safe distance away and let them go. The one that is on a blue back ground was a tiny little thing.. no bigger than a pencil eraser. Feel free to use my pics if you like. And if you can tell me what any of these are... particularly the big one in the web... I would appreciate the info. Thanks a bunch. Donna
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2 August, 2010:
Hi. I live in Central Florida and found this Black Widow living in my sons' sand and water table. It was in the hole where the umbrella would go. A couple of days later I found the other spider on the ceiling of my pool screen (on the inside). I was hosing off some ants that are trying to invade our pool via the screen and this one came tumbling down and ended up drowning. Since finding the black widow, I am a little paranoid about what this other spider is. Is it a widow (juvenile black or brown) or is it an orb weaver. Is it dangerous and should I worry that there are others as I have 3 small boys. The web seems very sturdy/sticky similar to the black widow's. Thanks, Stephanie

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1 August, 2010:
This spider was found in a spa house in ridgecrest Ca. Is it a redback? David
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1 August, 2010:
This spider was on the door frame of our house in East Texas.... outside a town called Quitman. We spend weekends here in east Texas. I have never found out what kind of spider it is. I hope you can help me. Nanette Mesquite, Tx USA ps. You have some great photos of spiders.
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5 July, 2010:
I have used your site several times in the past few years to help me with spider id. For some reason I became semi-arachnophobic during my second pregnancy! Anyway, I thank you for your time and efforts! Your site is a terrific resource! I was going to feed my cat tonight and met up with this spider in my garage. I figured since he/she was posing, I would take a few pics in hopes that you could tell me it’s NOT a black widow… although I am afraid it may be. Thanks again! Lauren in North Carolina
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17 June, 2010:
Hello Glen, Love your site. It has helped in ID'ing some of the spiders I've photographed. I'm attaching - An argiope having lunch. - A black widow - Maybe a wolf spider. It was really enormous. It was larger than a sparrow. It would have been good to have positioned a ruler or something near the beast, but I wasn't going to get that close to it. - An unknown spider Cheers, George, New Jersey, USA
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21 May, 2010:
 
hey glen, looks pretty much like it. i looked thru your archives, but didn't see that pic underneath at the time i was asking and thought my example was too hairy:) glad it's not dangerous then. ever since i nearly took a nice grab on these (see attached pix) while bringing down the trash i'm a bit more careful... i'm originally swiss, so i never even thought a spider in house or garden could be venomous, haha. have a great day and thank you so much for the replay.

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19 May, 2010:
Hey, This is a second one I found in my garden. One underneath a brick and this one in a bush of flowers. I’m sure it is a black widow but is it common in Georgia? Elizabeta

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Reply: Thanks, nice shot - glen

23 February, 2010:
Here is a really awesome picture of a spider. I am almost sure it is some form of a black widow. Since this is a really awesome picture. You can put it on your page. I love this picture. Thank You JoAnne

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18 June, 2006:

can u tell me what kind of spider this is thank you
Lucas young

 

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