Brown Widow Spider

By: Dani Mason

Specific name:

Latrodectus geometricus

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Kingdom: Animalias (Animals)

Phylum: Anthrpoda (Anthropods)

Class: Arachnida (Arachnids)

Order: Araneae (Spiders)

Family: Theridiidae (Cobweb Spiders)


How often? 20 times a year

How many? 120-150 eggs at one time

How it spreads? Eggs

Description: colors: black, orange, tan, brown

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Origin: Africa and South America

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Invaded areas:

The Gulf Coast, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia, Los Angeles, Orange County, And San Diego

The history of the problem:

The spiders were introduced into the U.S. in 2000

Economical changes:

The brown widow is now taking the place of the black widow. This is a good thing. Brown widows are less fatal to humans because they can't eject venom into any being bigger than its size.

Solving the problem:

This can be prevented by staying holes and crevices. Also by reducing clutter and using zip bags for food.

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