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Black Widow - Latrodectus

Black Widow - Latrodectus
Mt. Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri, USA
September 14, 2014
Sorry, no ventral view. I was thinking male black widow due to large palps, but the abdomen is round, which I have read is more typical of female.

It
is a well fed subadult male, probably was consuming beetle at bottom right of image.

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Looks like a female
Latrodectus mactans to me.