Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

Picture ID 48202

Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Dorsal
  • Submitted by: 
    Makhed
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2018
  • Photographed: Nov 12, 2018
  • Spider: Latrodectus (Widow Spiders)
  • Location: Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Taoufiq

A latrodectus spp female (Black widow), and she’s highly venomous!
أرملة سوداء سامة, لكن مفيدة للبيئة.

TangledWeb

Don’t panic, you are bigger than she is 🙂 Try flipping her over with a stick to get a photo of her underside for us.

ItsyBitsy

When the legs are as robust as this it’s a safe bet it’s Latrodectus, no need for flipping.

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