ID#: 20851
This image depicted a female Latrodectus tredecimguttatus, or Mediterranean black widow spider, formerly Latrodectus mactans subsp. tredecimguttatus, with her black cephalothorax, legs and abdomen, which was adorned with thirteen orange spots. This specimen was seated motionlessly atop her web, while awaiting prey.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. H.W. Levi
Creation Date: 1966
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.