Latrodectus hesperus - Western Black Widow Female
BladeGypsy

Latrodectus hesperus - Western Black Widow Female

This cricket is having a bad day.
^I collected this gal late summer/early fall of last year. She didn't even have her adult coloring quite yet. My first pet widow.
Collected another a short time after.
I did recently observe one that just couldn't withstand the cold...dead. But, there is hope as she had left an egg sac - hopefully her young make it.

They are wickedly beautiful, IMHO. Observing the way they physically move and clean themselves and eat and drink water off of their webbing (especially) is very enjoyable for me.
 

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Other Spiders
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BladeGypsy
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Device
SONY NEX-5
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
55.0 mm
Exposure time
1/100
ISO
640
Flash
Auto, did not fire
Filename
DSC02697.JPG
File size
3 MB
Date taken
Sun, 18 September 2016 7:26 AM
Dimensions
4592px x 3056px

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