Latrodectus hesperus - BIG momma...
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Latrodectus hesperus - BIG momma...

She's sitting on 3 sacks, and looks like she's ready to drop another. Obviously I didn't bother her to measure leg span, but this is definitely one of the largest I've ever seen - her abdomen alone was nearly as big around as a penny!
Yep. That's in my in-laws' yard. I didn't tell them I found her. 😁 I do have one in my yard that's close to the same size, though, but I think she only has 1 sack right now...
 
sadly we have seen a reduction of L. hesperus as they seem to be getting ousted by L. geometricus
 
sadly we have seen a reduction of L. hesperus as they seem to be getting ousted by L. geometricus
Interesting. Around here it seems like there are more and more hesperus every year. I seem to remember as a kid it was an event to find one, now they seem to be everywhere I look...
 

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