Black Widow

Many of these species identifications are tentative, so if you have any expertise in this group please let me know using the email link at the bottom. Many thanks to G.B. Edwards for many identifications, especially jumping spiders! Wayne Maddison was also helpful with several jumping spiders. I also got help from Mike Thomas and John and Jane Balaban. I have used mostly Kaston to settle uncertain taxonomy.

There is limited species-level information available in books for this group. Books used in trying to id the photos on this page include:
Edwards and Marshall: Florida's Fabulous Spiders
Edwards: Revision of the Jumping Spiders of the Genus Phidippus
Howell and Jenkins: Spiders of the Eastern United States
Kaston: How to know the Spiders
Ubick et al: Spiders of North America This site is being published in March 2020, and many of the pages have been brought over from my old site but are not yet cleaned up from transcription issue... please be patient with me!

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