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Possible for a Redback spider to be in the US?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by WiseWarrior, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    there are a few people that have them in the USA. from a small introduced population i believe
     
  2. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    In immature black widow spider (family Theridiidae, genus Latrodectus). Do you have a photo of the egg sac? That can help identify the species.

    All three of our native species of black widow can be found in Oklahoma:

    While all widow spiders should be considered medically significant, bites from these spiders are rare. They generally occur when a person unwittingly sticks a bare hand into a spider's web, pressing it against the skin.
     
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  3. The Snark

    The Snark ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Leaving myself wide open to @Ungoliant bellowing 'hair splitting pedant!' at me... five species in NA.
     
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  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    I was only listing the species of black widow that one would expect to find in Oklahoma.
     
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  5. The Snark

    The Snark ArachnoGod Old Timer

    All (T)hree of our native species can be found in Oklahoma.
    I'll be under the floorboards if you want me.
     
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