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black widow spider

poisonous spider; consumes her mate after mating. [Zoology: NCE, 308]
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THESE are the horrific images of the damage caused by lethal false black widow spiders which left one victim in hospital.
Although false widows do have a venomous bite, the venom is not particularly potent and does not have the severe consequences that can occur with black widow spiders.
Black widow spiders construct irregular, three-dimensional space webs composed of extraordinarily tough silk, from which vertical sticky gum-footed threads extend to the floor (Blacklcdge el al.
The black widow spiders that have a worldwide geographical distribution can penetrate human skin and lead to envenomation.
I'm planning to install insulation in the floor framing beneath my house but am afraid of black widow spiders that might try to bite me.
Occurring black widow spiders markings on or under in different areas Theridiidae the abdomen Latrodectus spp.
Pest control teams in the department attended to 16 emergency cases around Eid Al Adha: two communications on bee insects, 11 on red and black widow spiders, and three reports regarding snakes.
REPORTS of a colony of Black Widow spiders, legions of bed bugs, masses of maggots and a bunch of creepy cockroaches are just some of the 69,656 call-outs made to pest control officers in the North East.
A NEST of venomous black widow spiders was found inside a bunch of grapes bought at a supermarket in Leamington.
(4-6) Black widow spiders are most active in the warmer months, tend to avoid occupied buildings, and are usually not aggressive, biting only when disturbed in their habitats of outbuildings, garages, and wood piles.
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.

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