ID#: 20260
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This 2010 photograph depicted a female black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans, as she was in the process of spinning her web upon a tree branch. Note the characteristic red hourglass located on her inferior abdominal surface, which can vary in coloration from yellowish, to shades of orange and red, and at times, can even be white. The female’s body was an overall shiny jet-black color. This spider was found on a farm in the state of Georgia.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date: 2010
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