The Happy Family
Latrodectus hesperus

black widow and hubby
It's not often that I find the male and female lounging together in the web but it's nice to see. There are times they do get along! 
The haphazardly-placed body parts must belong to some other female black widow since this one has all of hers. Whenever I find
myself with my hand in the outer reaches of a web taking pictures of resting black widows, I think "now why am I doing this?"
 Believe me, I've seen how fast the widows can move so I keep my eye on the spiders and my gear shift in  "VROOOOOOM!
© Carol Davis, 9-3-2010

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