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Latrodectus corallines

The latrodectus corallines is a member of the family of comb-footed spiders native to Argentina. They are most active between December and March when it is summer in Southern Hemisphere.

Latrodectus corallinus

Scientific Classification

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: 1.2 cm

Color: These spiders are black with large red markings and a red, square-like ring on and under their abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: The females are larger than the males due to their swollen abdomens.

Eggs

Their eggs are kept inside a white sac.

Spiderlings

After hatching, the spiderlings disperse from their sac.

The Web

Like most other widow spiders, they construct a web of irregular, tangled, sticky silken fibers.

Is the Latrodectus corallines Spider Venomous

They are venomous, and their bites are deadly. However, the spiders are not aggressive towards humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan 1-3 years
Distribution Argentina
Habitat Agricultural fields
Common Predators Birds, wasps, and small mammals
Diet Insects like ants and beetles

Did You Know

  • Jorge Washington Abalos first described this species in 1980.

The latrodectus corallines is a member of the family of comb-footed spiders native to Argentina. They are most active between December and March when it is summer in Southern Hemisphere.

Latrodectus corallinus

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: 1.2 cm

Color: These spiders are black with large red markings and a red, square-like ring on and under their abdomen.

Other Characteristic Features: The females are larger than the males due to their swollen abdomens.

Eggs

Their eggs are kept inside a white sac.

Spiderlings

After hatching, the spiderlings disperse from their sac.

The Web

Like most other widow spiders, they construct a web of irregular, tangled, sticky silken fibers.

Is the Latrodectus corallines Spider Venomous

They are venomous, and their bites are deadly. However, the spiders are not aggressive towards humans.

Quick Facts

Lifespan 1-3 years
Distribution Argentina
Habitat Agricultural fields
Common Predators Birds, wasps, and small mammals
Diet Insects like ants and beetles

Did You Know

  • Jorge Washington Abalos first described this species in 1980.

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