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The Brown Button spider, Latrodectus geometricus, is very variable in colour ranging from cream, beige, brown, olive green to black but always with dorsal geometric markings that radiate down the sides of the abdomen. Sometimes the markings on Latrodectus geometricus are not that apparent on those that are darkly coloured or black and the latter could be confused with Latrodectus indistinctus. However, the 2 species can always be differentiated by the orange hour-glass marking on the underside of Latrodectus geometricus.