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How to find Lateodectus in northeast

Discussion in 'Other Spiders & Arachnids' started by mantisfan101, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:29 AM.

  1. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

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    I found out that there are 2 species of latrodectus in my state-mactans and variolus. However, I’ve never seem a single specimen, so how do you find them? I’ve checked almost everywhere and have yet to even see a male.
     
  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Well, where and when are you looking?
     
  3. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnoangel Active Member

    I sort of gave up for now because it’s pretty cold but I’ve been looking in the woods, old sheds, abandoned structures, piles of wood/junk, and so on.
     
  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Variolus are not found near human habitation generally. Check around the bases of trees and in natural debris piles in like 5 months. Mactans are more synanthropic. Check water meters, at the bases of structure, and structures that provide a safe area with lots of cover.
     
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  5. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Conditions permitting, go find a location out in the woods or fields where there is debris/hiding holes and make a regular thing of going pee there. Not sure about Variolus but Hesperus and Mactans adore bathrooms and outhouses.
     
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