Latrodectus renivulvatus

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Picture of Latrodectus renivulvatus

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Black button spider

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  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2019
  • Photographed: Feb 25, 2019
  • Spider: Latrodectus renivulvatus
  • Location: Thornhill , South Africa
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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The closest thing i could find was latrodectus tredecimguttatus, but it still looked different.


That one doesn’t appear to be in Africa anyhow. The cool thing I found is that there was a new black widow species found in Africa. It doesn’t appear to have a scientific name yet, the common name is Phinda button spider. It has purple egg sacks.


Beautiful. Black widow species, not sure what specific kind, but definitely a deadly one.


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Wow! Sorry to nitpick.


Tentatively Latrodectus renivulvatus.