black widow spider

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Related to Latrodectus mactans: Latrodectus hesperus, Latrodectus variolus

black widow spider

poisonous spider; consumes her mate after mating. [Zoology: NCE, 308]
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Der Karstlaufer, Podarcis melisellensis fiumana (Werner, 1891), als Beute der Europaischen Schwarzen Witwe, Latrodectus mactans tredecimgullatus (Rossi, 1790).
Retomando el ejemplo de la arana viuda negra, no seria entonces correcto escribir: la Latrodectus mactans, ni Jas Latrodectus, ni una Latrodectus.
Key words: Latrodectus mactans, spider venom, smooth muscle, calcium channels, sodium/calcium exchanger.
This triad matches descriptions of the aggregate and flagelliform triad in the southern black widow Latrodectus mactans (Fabricius, 1775) by Moon et al.
Well, Tom[sz]s Saraceno's art installation at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art will give you some idea because it was modelled on the web of the venomous black widow spider (or latrodectus mactans, to give it its scientific name).