Western  Black Widow - Male  (five photos)
Latrodectus hesperus

beautiful male back widow
Absolutely beautiful male Black Widow near Eagle
Mountain, Utah. He was so high up near a wall that it
was difficult to photograph him. One of the prettiest
I've seen.  Carol Davis 9-20-2018

Latrodectus hesperus
This might be a world-record reach but it is also a classic
pose for these spiders.
Male Latrodectus hesperus are some of the
 most beautifully-patterned spiders in Utah. He had
a girlfriend
in another corner (last photo on page).  Carol Davis 9-8-2012

male black widow
If you just happen to be occupying a smelly outdoor facility with
 either one of these infamous spiders, the
only individual in danger is
a spider.  These two couldn't care less what you are doing unless you are
funneling insects their direction. They are fast, superb hunters and
 keep to themselves.
Carol Davis 9-8-2012

female black widow
The girlfriend with a meal that, fortunately, is not her
Carol Davis 9-8-2012

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