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here I go again
Thank you for the help with the beetle I.D. I asked for earlier. Now I have another. While digging around in the backyard (Fort Gordon, Georgia) I came across this beautiful guy. Any ideas?
Stefan

Hi Stefan,
This diminutive beauty is one of the Widow Spiders in the genus Latrodectus. Based on the enlarged pedipalps, it is a male. Immature females and males often have similar coloration, but the pedipalps easily distinguish the males. According to BugGuide, the male spider is harmless, but it doesn’t indicate if they bite, just that they are harmless.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

One Response to Male Widow Spider

  1. bugdude21 says:

    ARE YOU CRAZY!?!? I WOULDN”T EVEN GET CLOSE TO ANY SPIDERS! LET ALONE TOUCH ONE!

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