Latrodectus geometricus
(Brown Widow Spider)

Picture ID 6694

Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Lateral,Accidental adventive

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So this spider came in via a case of grapes to the supermarket i work in. The grapes originated from south africa so it could have hitched a ride anywhere in between really. It was dead when i found it, so its possible its gotten a bit pale.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Widow, looks like a Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus. Although similar their venom is considered to be less toxic to people than that of other species in the genus (Black Widows).

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