She was living in the back of our mailbox and had quite a pile of dead bugs below her. Brown widows are invasive, and we normally kill them, but I didn't have the heart to kill this one, so I am keeping her in a 32-oz. deli cup.
@Ungoliant yes I know. But I meant I am wondering if L. g. Can survive in other places or only the warmer southern places. If it cant survive in cooler climates than at least part of L. hesperus range may still be safe.