Latrodectus
(Widow Spiders)

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Picture of Latrodectus (Widow Spiders) - Lateral,Accidental adventive

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Sorry it's not a great shot, this was found in a bag of grapes. Small but disturbed web in bag.

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Do you have any other photos you could upload, please? Does it say on the grape’s packet where they came from? What happened to the spider?

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Hi, the banding on the legs is consistent with a Widow (Latrodectus) which are known to turn up in bags of grapes from time to time. It’s probably a Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus. I’m not sure beyond genus from this image though.

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