Latrodectus Hesperus

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    Yes, I took those photos. I'm pretty sure that this is a female, albeit immature. I believe those stripes fade, and often disappear, as she reaches maturity.
     
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    Way back, packing to move from Colorado, I was working in the garage, felt a tickle, and there was a black widow walking across the back of my hand. I just watched and she went on. I did squash her after she was on the bench.

    Arizona - lots of black widows and brow recluse. Where I am now, only brown recluse but there are a couple in the bathroom every night. They're not good swimmers, especially if they're squished. Poorly designed, I guess.


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    ---------------------------------------------- some might think that its a shame that you saw them Luddley !!
     
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    aqua net and a lighter . And i remember as a kid and No Aquanet and it was probably about 1959 or thereabouts and i put a match to a cedar 2 by 4 in a friends parents garage , Man that 2 by 4 wanted to burn and burn quick . Luckily i was able put the fire out , man , i was lucky . ----------------- just a comment .
     
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    An immature Latrodectus Hesperus. At this point,I cannot tell if it's male or female. If female, she'll turn blacker as she ages.

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    And a few other spiders, not Latrodectus

    Phidippus Audax. the “Bold Jumping Spider” or “Daring Jumping Spider”.

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    Pholcus Phalangioides, the “Skull Spider”, or “Daddy Longlegs Spider”.

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    And a few unknown varieties…

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