Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) climbing about in her tangled web which she uses for prey capture. Females of this species have leg spans of approximately 4 cm and are distinguished by the bright red hourglass pattern on the underside of the abdomen, not visible in this shot. While probably the most feared spider, black widows are not aggressive and their bites are rarely fatal to humans.

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Black widow spider climbing in web

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