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Black Widow

Latrodectus mactans


The spiders are named for the occasional cannibalism of the of the male by the female after mating. Often, however, the male escapes. Females, like the one pictured here, are much larger than males. A Black Widow bite is very poisonous but seldom fatal for humans.

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1 Comment

fishnlove 7 years ago

Holy crap

Daniel McNair
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Daniel McNair

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012

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