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Black Widow Spider


This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Latrodectus hesperus


The black widow spider is a female, and she was donated to CuriOdyssey by a licensed collector.

Fun Facts

Females can mate once and store the sperm, continuing to lay eggs without ever having to mate again.

Diet in the Wild

Insects and other invertebrates.

Diet at the Museum


Life Span

In the Wild: 1-3 years
In Captivity: Up to 3-4 years


They will build their webs on the underside of ledges, rocks, and plants. In colder climates, they can be found in buildings.

Geographic Range

Found all across the United States, mostly in warmer regions of the western US, and can be found in all 4 US deserts.

Conservation Status

Very common, no special status.


Adopt me!

Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.


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San Mateo, CA 94401