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Latrodectus heperus? - Latrodectus hesperus

Latrodectus heperus? - Latrodectus hesperus
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 1, 2018
Size: 4mm body
Is this a male Black Widow? He's living inside the tubing of a lawn chair on my patio. The web under the chair is chaotic, but effective. He just caught a cicada. Should I evict him, or leave him alone? I understand the male's venom isn't as bad as the female's. I attach a close-up of his eyes. Can a positive ID be made?

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Latrodectus heperus? - Latrodectus hesperus Latrodectus heperus? - Latrodectus hesperus

Moved
Moved from Spiders.
Could be a female as well, but also can't tell if palps have slight swelling indicative of antepenultimate male in other image.
Maybe leave and try to document growth. After a molt or two it should be no problem to determine sex.

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Moved from ID Request. Looks like a Latrodectus to me.

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