The venom of the Male Black Widow Spider is not dangerous for humans. It is smaller than its mate and it has a completely different look.

As the picture shows, the male black widow spider is 1/3 inches smaller than its mate (and weights thirty times less). If compared, the male has longer and thinner legs and its body is much more tube-shaped than the female’s. It does not have the red hourglass "onboard". Instead, it has a tiny –almost invisible - red spot under his abdomen.

male black widow spider picture

This picture shows the main difference between male and female black widow arachnids.

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