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Latrodectus hesperus - juvenile Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus

Latrodectus hesperus - juvenile Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus
near river road, Plains, Sanders County, Montana, USA
October 11, 2013
Went on a hike and found a bunch of black widows in shallow holes in the ground.


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Moved from Spiders. I'm using this image on the info page.

Latrodectus hesperus
That's an awesome abdomen. Grayscale mode!

Grayscale mode!
That this specimen is entirely gray and black is slightly troubling to me. I don't see any other juveniles of this species in the guide that are this color. I'm going to let this hang out a bit and ask around to be sure I've got the ID correct.

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