Latrodectus

Latrodectus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Latrodectus is a genus of spider, in the family Theridiidae, that contains 31 recognized species. The common name widow spiders is sometimes applied to members of the genus due to the habit of the female of eating the male after mating, although sometimes the males of some species are not eaten after mating, and can go on to fertilize other females.The black widow spiders are perhaps the best-known members of the genus. The injection of neurotoxic venom latrotoxin from these species is a comparatively dangerous spider bite, resulting in the condition latrodectism, named for the genus. The female black widow's bite is particularly harmful to humans because of its unusually large venom glands.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136608618
  • 9786136608617