Black widows are found in North America and the United Kingdom. They are most recognized for their infamous red hourglass pattern on the underside of their abdomen, which is often depicted as a warning sign to avoid being bitten by these fabled spiders.
They primarily feed on other insects, especially soft-bodied flying ones such as moths or mosquitoes that become entangled in their web. When a small creature becomes ensnared by its prey’s sticky silk strands, black widow spiders quickly bite them with venomous fangs to paralyze it before wrapping the victim uptight for later consumption while they make another meal of something else nearby.
Male Black Widows have not been known to attack humans under any circumstances – this is why females get all the attention.