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Blog: Black widow spider close-up

Tommy Evans took this excellent photo of a black widow spider weaving her egg case in Kempsville Lakes. Evans found the spider in her web in a stack of old steel that he was moving. The red hourglass shape on her patent-leather black abdomen is characteristic. Though black widow spider venom is poisonous to humans, the spiders live in out-of-the-way places and try to avoid people.

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