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3 years 10 months ago #72716 by Deon
Found this Button-type spider when looking for Baboon sp's. It's almost 4 cm long, dark brown with red front legs (tarsis) and a small red marking just above the spinnerets on the top of the abdomen. It's silk is extremely strong.

If it can be identified, I will add it to the spider map. Thanks

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3 years 10 months ago #72718 by Deon
I've had one guess at a Black Button spider (Latrodectus renivulvatus), any comments?

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3 years 10 months ago #72719 by Robert
Don't know if I'm correct,but I think this spider might be part of the Latrodectus species.

Either:

L. cinctus (East Coast Button spider)
L. indistinctus (West Coast Button spider)
L. karooensis (Karoo Button spider)
L. renivulvatus (Inland Button spider)

One of those I guess.

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3 years 10 months ago #72720 by Deon
Well we are definitely inland, but also typical karoo bushveld. The difference is that there is normally a clear red hour glass, but not the red legs and I've never seen one this big

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3 years 10 months ago #72721 by Deon
Posting was accepted on the virtual museum, spider mapping as Latrodectus renivulvatus (Black Button spider). :cheer:

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3 years 10 months ago #72722 by Robert
I think I agree with you on that one Deon.

Latrodectus renivulvatus it is then.

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