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Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus hesperus) - Female - Arizona - Characterized by a a bright red-orange hourglass shape on the underside - Found throughout most of North America-more commonly in warmer climates - Common around man-made structures such as garages and lawn chairs and woodpiles - Also lives in a variety of natural habitats - Preys mainly upon insects trapped in its web - They are shy-sedentary and largely nocturnal - Non-aggressive but will bite in self-defense - Venomous - Mates only once retaining sperm for future egg-laying - Often eats the male after mating

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Image size: 3328x4992 pixels (11.1"x16.6" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2006-08-29

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Keywords

Wild animal / Chelicerate / Arachnid / Spider / Web Spider / Tangle-web spider (Theridiidae sp) / Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus sp) / Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Summer

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Mountain States / Arizona

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Female

Species / Species particularity / Risky species / Venemous species

Shot / Close-up

Shot / Macrophotography

Suspend

Behavior / Animal construction / Cobweb

Shot / Underneath shot

August

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Chelicerata / Arachnida / Araneae / Labidognatha / Theridiidae / Latrodectus

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