Another recognizable spider for most non-spider people. This is our local widow. Known as the Southern Black Widow, Lactrodectus mactans. There are five US species of Lactrodectus. This one lived on the light outside my deck in Conway. It is wrapping up a light-attracted June Bug here. It raised several broods of tiny hatchlings in this spot. They all seemed to find their way elsewhere. Note the black sheen and the bright red abdominal marking of the female.

A male Southern Black Widow. Skinny or lanky looking guys with multiple markings on the abdomen.