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Latrodectus Mactans

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by AngelDeVille, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    Some recent posts inspired me to grab a deli cup and head outside... They are just so plentiful here, I didn’t consider capturing one.

    I found this one behind the garage, with another about 1’ away.

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    She has already taken down a dubia nymph, and has started webbing.
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  2. Joogvanhedel

    Joogvanhedel Arachnosquire Active Member

    Nice, i wish they live in my garden :)
     
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  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    They are like flies out here.

    Latrodectus hesperus Is probably the better name.
     
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  4. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    I would just state Latrodectus sp. You are in range for both L. mactans and L. hesperus, and I don't think you can tell for sure what you have without a microscope and an identification key. The "broken" hourglass is not diagnostic, as all widow species can have this characteristic.
     
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  5. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Arachno HoneyBadger Arachnosupporter

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    Ahh so that's how that works!

    If anybody wants one let me know!
     
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