I found this insect in Georgia that at first resembled what I knew of the brown widow spider. I live a few hundred meters from a park so I see a lot of creatures closeby I've seen this one before several times so I'm guessing it's pretty common
When I got closer - I realized the front two legs were actually antenna (all black) so it did not have 8 legs or the hourglass marking on the abdomen. It was already dead when I found it so it was immaculately preserved. I didn't keep it to take a picture or this would have been so much easier
Fascinating creature and quite pretty.
1. Six legs with short brown and yellow/white stripes (the coloring on the legs was in segments)
2. Wide, horizontal, brown and yellow/white stripes on the body
3. The body was long and rounded
4. It had a short tail