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The southern black widow has the shiny, black, globular abdomen with the distinctive red hourglass on the underside. Only the female black widow bites humans, and she bites only when disturbed, especially while protecting her eggs. Of the 30,000 'types' of spiders, the black widow is probably the one best known and feared.

The southern black widow has the shiny, black, globular abdomen with the distinctive red hourglass on the underside. Only the female black widow bites humans, and she bites only when disturbed, especially while protecting her eggs. Of the 30,000 'types' of spiders, the black widow is probably the one best known and feared.

By a Thread (Southern Black Widow)
Copyright Howard B, Cheek