Latrodectus mactans
(Southern Black Widow)

Picture ID 16799

Picture of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow) - Ventral

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Female Black Widow

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Dinamaj

This is a Black Widow spider, female, I believe.

Thereaverofdarkness

It looks like a Latrodectus Hasselti female, though the location is far out of Hasselti’s range in Australia and New Zealand.

Thereaverofdarkness

I see now, it’s clearly a Mactans. The red marking is ventral, but I had mistakenly thought it was dorsal. Theridiidae is the family designation of all Latrodectus spiders.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, your image has been filed. See above image for ID. 🙂

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