Gallery description : black widow spider

Black Widow Spider (latrodectus) usually grows 1.3cm - 3.8cm (0.5in - 1.5in). Black Widow Spider inhabits urban, temperate forest and woodland. It has a shell skin type. The preferred food type is carnivore.

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Facts about black widow spiders
NameBlack Widow Spider
KingdomAnimalia
Size1.3cm - 3.8cm (0.5in - 1.5in)
DietCarnivore
GenusLatrodectus
OrderAraneae
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Common NameBlack widow spider
Average Litter Size250
Main PreyInsects, woodlice, beetles
PredatorsWasp, birds, small mammals
ColourBrown, black, red, yellow
FamilyTheridiidae
Distinctive FeaturesSharp fangs and shiny black and red body
HabitatUrban, temperate forest and woodland
PhylumArthropoda
ClassArachnida
Number of Species3
Scientific NameLatrodectus
Skin TypeShell
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