Western Black Widow
Near the ground beneath ledges, rocks, plants, and different types of debris
Warmer regions of the United States including all four deserts (Great Basin, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran)
No listed status
This species is
to the Truckee Meadows.
National Geographic, Black Widow Spiders, 2021, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/black-widow-spiders/
Animal Diversity Web, Latrodectus hesperus, 2001, https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Latrodectus_hesperus/
Image: Konrad Summers, https://www.flickr.com/photos/tkksummers/2800388371, license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/, cropped from original.
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