Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
(European Black Widow)

Featured spider picture The spider species Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, commonly known as European Black Widow, belongs to the genus Latrodectus, in the family Theridiidae. Latrodectus tredecimguttatus spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Latrodectus tredecimguttatus includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Latrodectus tredecimguttatus is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Theridiidae
  • Genus: Latrodectus
  • Species: Latrodectus tredecimguttatus

Other Common Names

European Black Widow


(Rossi, 1790)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (European Black Widow), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 14, 2018 by Spider ID member yasin42. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Latrodectus tredecimguttatus sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 33% of the time, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 2 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Latrodectus tredecimguttatus has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Low foliage (2).

Location and Range

Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (European Black Widow) has been sighted in the following countries: Turkey.


Latrodectus tredecimguttatus has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

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  • May: 1
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  • September:
  • October: 1
  • November:
  • December: 1

Featured Pictures

Picture of Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (European Black Widow) - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs,Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (European Black Widow) - Female - Egg sacs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (European Black Widow) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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