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2007-05-09 20:12:52

NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana bug experts say the poisonous brown widow spider, a cousin to the well-known black widow, is increasingly being spotted in Louisiana. The spiders are generally found in tropical areas but were reported along the Mississippi Gulf Coast last year. Entomologists with the Louisiana State University AgCenter say the spiders likely migrated from Florida through commercial imports of plants, food, building materials, or furniture. LSU entomologist Dennis Ring is advising...


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2009-06-17 13:56:13

The Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans), typically known as the Southern Black Widow, is a species of arachnid that is native to the United States of America. There are two closely related species to the Southern Black Widow; the Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus), and the Northern Black Widow (Latrodectus variolus). These three species are often confused with the genus Steatoda (false black widows). The black widow was first described in 1775 by Johan Christian Fabricius. The...

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2009-06-17 13:25:51

The Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus), also known as the Brown Button Spider, Geometric Button Spider, or Gray Widow, is a species of arachnid that is related to the famous Black Widow Spider. The Brown Widow is found in the northern and southern United States. States include Florida, Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. It is also found in some regions in Japan, Australia, South Africa and Cyprus. The origins of the species is...

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