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black widow spider

poisonous spider; consumes her mate after mating. [Zoology: NCE, 308]
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A NEST of venomous black widow spiders was found inside a bunch of grapes bought at a supermarket in Leamington.
The GDN reported last Thursday that health inspectors were hunting for potentially deadly Black Widow spiders after a woman in Budaiya said she found as many of 15 of them in her garden.
Black Widow" is a single about how black widow spiders are similar to the ladies' way of dealing with heartbreaking splits involving their lovers.
Washington, Feb 21 ( ANI ): Just like black widow spiders and their Australian cousins, known as redbacks, kill and devour their male partners, astronomers have noted similar behavior among two rare breeds of binary system that contain rapidly spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars.
DOZENS of suspected black widow spiders were discovered by Airbus workers as they unloaded goods at the Broughton factory last week.
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SIX deadly black widow spiders caused quite a stir when they were found hiding in a shipping crate by startled employees at a Teesside firm.
AN infestation of black widow spiders has been found in a shipping container - for a second time in weeks.
geometricus can easily be distinguished from those of the black widow spiders by numerous spicule-like projections distributed over the surface.
Summary: A pair of black widow spiders found nesting in a classic car have found a new home at Bristol Zoo.
2002: A supermarket admitted that they used black widow spiders as an alternative to pesticides to kill insects on grapes.