Western Black Widow

Latrodectus hesperus

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Latrodectus hesperus, the western black widow spider or western widow, is a venomous spider species found in western regions of North America. The female's body is 14–16 mm (1/2 in) in length and is black, often with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the lower abdomen. This "hourglass" mark can be yellow, and on rare occasions, white. The male of the species is around half this length and generally a tan color with lighter striping on the abdomen....

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  1. (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/10922611
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrodectus_hesperus

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