I found this female a few days ago on a grill that had been covered for a long time, almost placing my hand on it--yikes!
It is now living in a terrarium (outside) for a while so I can get some shots. Tonight I found it out in a good position, so was able to take a few--very carefully. I took about six, and made one movement too quickly, and it darted under a piece of bark. According to the BugGuide account
, the incomplete hourglass indicates this is Latrodectus variolus
, the Northern Black Widow. (A complete hourglass would indicate the Southern Black Widow, which also occurs in this area.)