WHERE DO YOU FIND BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS?




Black widow spiders can be found around firewood piles, in trash, rubble piles, under or around houses and privies, sheds and garages. They can also be found under eaves, in storage bins, toilets and sheds, meter boxes, and other undisturbed places. The female black widow spider hardly leaves the web and can rebuild or change the web based on her needs. The black widow spider spends most of the time during the day on her web and most of the time, she will be hanging upside down.

It turns out that widow spiders can be found on every continent of the world except Antarctica. Be aware though that black widow spiders are considered the most venomous spiders in North America!

The Southern black widow Latrodectus mactans is found in southern New England states to Florida west to eastern Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas being more common in the southern range. The Western black widow is found in Western Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas north to the adjacent Canadian provinces and west to the Pacific Coast States.

The brown widow is found in California and southern Florida and throughout Africa. The Northern widow is found in New England and adjacent Canada south to Florida, and west to eastern Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, being more common in the northern part of the range.

In North America, the black widows commonly known as southern, western, and northern can be found in the United States, as can the grey or brown widow spiders and the red widow spiders. The single species occurring in Australia is commonly called the red-back. African species of this genus are sometimes known as button spiders.

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