ID#: 20849
This photograph depicted a close view of a female black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans, as she was poised in her web, while awaiting prey. Note the characteristic red hourglass located on her inferior abdominal surface, which can vary in coloration from yellowish, to shades of orange, red, and at times, can even be white. This female’s body was colored an overall shiny jet-black.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ M. Parsons
Creation Date: 1966
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.