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Adolescent Black Widow
Theridiidae
Latrodectus Mactans
Type: Arachnid

Effect: Neutral
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Theridiidae Family
Latrodectus Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Utah

Description

In adolescence, the black widow takes on many forms, and is easy to misidentify. The young black widow starts it's life a light brown, almost yellowish color, with white swirls and stripes. The swirls change dramatically into cross shapes and stripes, darkening until the entire spider is black except for the red hourglass on her belly.

General information about Adolescent Black Widow :

bite victims usually reveive antivenin or calcium gluconate.

Latrodectus Mactans - Hour Glass Spider
Latrodectus Hesperus - Red Back Spider

The adolescent is said to not be poisonous, but I would still be careful.



Adolescent Black Widow
Adolescent Black Widow - April 16, 2010



Adolescent Black Widow
Adolescent Black Widow - April 16, 2010



Adolescent Black Widow
Adolescent Black Widow - April 16, 2010



Adolescent Black Widow
Adolescent Black Widow - April 16, 2010

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