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Do brown widow spiders ever not have the characteristic hour-glass markings on the underside of their abdomen?

There is a huge spider on the outside of my window, and I'll admit I'm freaking out right about now because it really looks like a brown widow (which is supposed to be twice as venomous as a black widow). However while it resembles it in all other ways - it's missing the hour-glass markings. So I'm just wondering if there are any other spiders that look similar? or if it's possible for a brown widow to not have the markings?

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It is really hard to tell because there are so many other species that look like them. One of the easiest ways to tell if it is a brown widow is what it's egg sac looks like but the spider with you might not have one with it. If it does, and it is indeed a brown widow, it will have a yellowish egg sac with little silk spikes. You ill know what I am talking about if it is there. Check out this site if you need additional information. I hope that this helped! Good luck!:D

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