|Family||Scientific Name||Gender||Size||Common Name|
|Theridiidae||Latrodectus hesperus||female||see view 6||western black widow|
|Found: Fullerton, Ca||Date: 20 Oct. 05||ID: D25|
| Black widows are usually found close to
the ground. The may be in barns, garages, woodpiles, rodent holes, etc.
In Southern California they seem to be being replaced, in urban
environments, by the brown widow. The best way to distinguish between
the adult female brown widow and the black widow is my their egg sac. It
is easy to mistake an immature black widow female or a mature male black
widow. See my widow guide page.
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