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Brown Button Spider

Latrodectus geometricus


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.

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Wendy Clapham
Spotted by
Wendy Clapham

Swartland Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Nov 16, 2013
Submitted on Nov 16, 2013

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