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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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2009-06-26 18:10:24

The Biting Spider or False Black Widow (Steatoda nobilis) is a species of arachnid native to the Canary Islands. It was accidentally introduced to England around 1870 through imported bananas that were sent to Torquay. It is also found in continental Europe and Africa. Its range is extending northwards and is expected to someday be prominent in the United Kingdom. This spider resembles the black widow and is sometimes though to be one when spotted. It has a round, over-sized abdomen which...

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2009-06-26 17:05:26

The Triangulate Cobweb Spider (Steatoda triangulosa), also known as the Triangulate Bud Spider, is a species of common house spider that is found throughout the world. It is found along the coasts in North America, in southern Russia, in New Zealand, and in Europe. It is largely believed to be native to Eurasia. This spider is well known for the triangle-shaped pattern on the upper side of its abdomen. The adult female is 0.13 to 0.25 inches long. It has a brown-orange cephalothorax...

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2009-06-17 14:01:55

The Dark Comb-footed Spider (Steatoda grossa), also known as the Cupboard Spider, Brown House Spider, or False Black Widow (several other species are generally known by these names as well), is a species of arachnid found throughout the world, including the coasts of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. One North American spider ( Steatoda borealis), is a closely related species of Steatoda grossa. There are recent reports of this spider breeding in the United Kingdom as well....

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