can be very large. have seen in arkansas and have had the life scared out of me by just how very,very large and shiny,inky,black,screamed like
a girl,which i am,but still.what kind of spider is it and is it poisinous?
Shiny black suggests Theridiidae, possibly a black widow, or Ummidia audouini, a common trap door spider. They are both black and both native in your area, the trap door being much larger than the black widow.
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