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This spider was on the outside wall at work, im sorry its not more clear, i was a little cautious to get too close so i zoomed in instead. I work in Groton, CT.


Actually, from what I can make out in the image (next time crop it as close to the subject as possible), it appears to be an *adult male* black widow.  Up there in CT you have both the Northern Black Widow, Latrodectus variolus , and the Southern Black Widow, Latrodectus mactans , if I recall correctly.


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Eric R. Eaton


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