Male and Female Black Widow
Latrodectus hesperus

male and female Latrodectus hesperus
Small male Black Widow standing by hoping that this large female will be full enough after eating an equally
 large Neoscona
orb weaver that she won't want him for dessert.  The female has not reached maturity when she will
be completely black, except for the red hourglass on her belly (which the male also has). © Carol Davis 7-19-2013

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