Black Widow Spider

Written By : Malaya Brabson

Scientific Name: Latrodectus hesperus

Normal Habitat :

Biome type dark , damp , habitat . It is most often found outside , but can be found inside dark places inside dwellings such as sheds ,garages ,closets etc.

Life Cycle

Black widow mating occurs . in some cases , black widow females consume males after mating , feeding on them as sources of nutrients needed for egg fertilization . Female black widow spiders can produce several egg sacs in summer months . These sacs are tightly woven , silken cups and are protected fiercely by the female until they hatch.