Latrodectus corallinus

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Latrodectus corallinus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Latrodectus
Species: L. corallinus
Binomial name
Latrodectus corallinus
Abalos, 1980[1]

Latrodectus corallinus is a species of widow spider native to Argentina. It is approximately 12 millimetres (0.47 in) in size, and is primarily black with large, red markings on its abdomen, as well as a red, square-like ring under its abdomen.

Habitats[edit]

Latrodectus corallinus, like its North American relatives, is found both outdoors and indoors, and is commonly found in agricultural fields.

Habits[edit]

Latrodectus corallinus, like most species of Latrodectus, is not aggressive. The peak time of activity for Latrodectus corallinus is between the months of December and March (summer in the Southern Hemisphere).

Venom and treatment[edit]

The venom of Latrodectus corallinus is neurotoxic, and is accompanied with muscular contractions, pain, and sweating (latrodectism). Bites are treated with antivenom and painkillers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taxon details Latrodectus corallinus Abalos, 1980", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-02-04 

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