I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand in identifying this guy? I'm over in Okemos, MI (city just east of Lansing, MI) and recently moved into a townhouse that backs up to some woods. I found a few of these in the basement of the townhouse. They vary in size from 1/2"-1" in length including legs. The largest one I saw was about 1" with a very large rounded abdomen. I tried some basic searches but nothing conclusive. Most of search returns were for the Northern Black Widow (which the largest one I saw had a striking resemblance to the photo located on the Michigan DNR site about the black widow).
Thanks so much for the help!