black widow spider

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black widow spider

poisonous spider; consumes her mate after mating. [Zoology: NCE, 308]
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Koch, 1841, Latrodectus hesperus Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935, and Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius, 1775)) and the cosmopolitan house spider Parasteatoda tepidariorum (C.
Leyenda: Figuras 11 a 19: 11) Thanatus altimontis Pedipalpo vista ventral; Titanebo mexicanus 12) Vista dorsal del macho, 13) Pedipalpo vista ventral 14) Epigineo vista ventral; Phrurotimpus woodburyi 15) Vista dorsal del macho, 16) Pedipalpo vista ventral, 17) Epigineo vista ventral; Latrodectus hesperus 18) Vista dorsal del macho, 19) Pedipalpo vista ventral.
Y., Quasistatic and continuous dynamic characterization of the mechanical properties of silk from the cobweb of the black widow spider Latrodectus hesperus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(10), 1937-1949 (2005)
Predators and parasitoids of egg sacs of the widow spiders, Latrodectus geometricus and Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae), in southern California.
The natural diet of a polyphagous predator, Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae: Theridiidae), over one year.
Overwintering juvenile Latrodectus hesperus females from this geographical location tend to begin building their webs in Apr.
Esto coincide con lo observado por Gerhardt (1924) en Araneus diadematus (Araneidae), por Ross & Smith (1979) en Latrodectus hesperus (Theridiidae), por Gonzalez & Poncio (1992) en Achaearaneae jequitituba (Theridiidae), por Gonzalez & Armendano (1995) en Achaearaneaea tepidariorum (Theridiidae), y por Eberhard & Huber (1998) en Leucauge mariana (Tetragnathidae).
The scientists investigated the head ends of the spider silk proteins of the "black widow" (Latrodectus hesperus).
Theridiid spiders were collected only from vegetation sweeps during the sampling sessions of the study (Table 1), however a male black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) was removed from a pitfall trap within the upland site prior to the beginning of the spring sampling period.
example, in both Lepthyhphantes leprosus and Latrodectus hesperus, web
Molecular and mechanical properties of major ampullate silk of the black widow spider, Latrodectus Hesperus. Biomacromolecules 5:689-695.
Aspects of courtship behavior of the black widow spider, Latrodectus hesperus (Araneae, Theridiidae), with evidence for the existence of a contact sex pheromone.