Latrodectus geometricus
(Brown Widow Spider)

Picture ID 8234

Picture of Latrodectus geometricus (Brown Widow Spider) - Ventral,Webs

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small ones have white/yellow markings on the belly, larger ones have red/orange color mark.

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Disco

Certainly Latrodectus Geometricus, Brown Widow

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 I agree, this looks like Latrodectuc geometricus (Brown Widow).

Disco

Hey Siddharthmewada, they do share some territory. Specifically Latrodectus geometricus and Latrodectus erythromelas in India. That isn’t to say they love to live in the same webs, but their territories do overlap.

Disco

The bites are very serious; medically significant. If you are bitten please seek treatment immediately.

ItsyBitsy

The bite of the Brown Widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus) is regarded as significantly less toxic to people than that of other species in the genus (Black Widows). Everyone’s immune system is different though. People with compromised immune systems would of course be more susceptible to a negative reaction.

ItsyBitsy

Some of the info regarding the venom of L. geometricus is rather contradictory.

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