Black Widow

a close up of a spider

About the Black Widow

The Black Widow Spider is easily identified by its shiny black body with red hourglass marking on the underbelly. Typically 3 to 10 mm long, they are found in dark, secluded areas. Although the Black Widow is not considered aggressive, they will bite in self-defense. Their bite is venomous and someone who is bitten should seek medical help immediately.