Friday, January 30, 2015

Western Black Widow

The reddish hourglass mark on the underside of the abdomen tells you that this one is a female. Black widows are common in Southern California and typically found in wood piles, under houses, and in generally cool, dry places. This grande dame formed her rather haphazard web behind the fountain in my herb garden.

8/17/14 Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus).

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