Although widow spiders can be found on every continent except for Antarctica, black widows are primarily endemic to North America. Their main prey is other insects, although they’ve been known to eat spiders and small rodents. They are not ambush hunters, which means they do not hide in wait for prey, but instead rely on ensnaring insects and animals in their web. They are not believed to be threatened, and are fairly common throughout their range.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 18 L x 12 W x 5 H
There is no known risk to black widow spider populations and there is no ongoing attempt to eradicate them since they pose little to no real threat to humans.