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spider with small body but long legs - Latrodectus mactans

spider with small body but long legs - Latrodectus mactans
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
August 4, 2010
Size: with legs, almost an inch

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

yep
looks like a mature male widow. now, as for which species, if the size was 1" or less it will be a mactans, which it looks to be anyway based on patterns/colors. remember, variolus males tend to be much bigger. mac males are the smallest. more info on males and sizes under my bio.

 
Widowman10,
I think he is about 1 inch long. I say so because I captured the image with a Canon 50d using a 100 mm macro manually focused at true 1:1. Since the sensor is 22.3 mm wide and the spider looks to be exactly the length of the uncropped image, he is just under 25 mm or 1 inch in length.

A male widow
Brian may be able to tell you which one

 
I thought that maybe it was a male widow,
but I couldn't support my belief. :)

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