Friday, August 15, 2008

Venusta Orchard Spider

While trying to identify this puppy who's taken up residence by our front door's plants, I found this great photos of poisonous spiders...always a good visual reminder for us gardeners...for more info & photos please visit the source.

Latrodectus mactans, the southern black widow

Latrodectus geometricus, the brown widow

Latrodectus bishopi, red widow underside

Latrodectus bishopi, the red widow

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GreenJeans said...

Thanks for posting these, I knew about the Black & Brown Widows but didn't know about the others. We've had both black & brown on our back porch... I'll keep an eye out for the others.

Gardening Fool said...

You are welcome! The link I posted has the clearest photos I could find online...are you serious? you have widows on your porch??? yikes! I am very respectful of anything that can give me an allergic reaction...or...kill me :-) I am allergic to bees and ants bites...stay away from your porch! ☺