Definition of Latrodectus mactans
1. Noun. Venomous New World spider; the female is black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen.
Generic synonyms: Spider
Group relationships: Genus Latrodectus, Latrodectus
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Literary usage of Latrodectus mactans
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1. The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near by John Henry Comstock (1912)
"Latrodectus mactans. FEMALE MACTANS, MALE of much coarser silk; in fact its web can be recognized, in most cases, at a glance by the coarseness of the ..."
2. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1886)
"He had taken many Latrodectus mactans, but had never been bitten. Mr. Schwarz, commenting on the case described by Prof. Riley, does not consider it ..."
3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Latrodectus mactans Fabricius. Latrodectus mactans Fabricius. En torn. Syst., II, 1775, p. 110. One male from Hays, July 12, two from Wallace, September 1, ..."
4. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"Latrodectus mactans. NO Arachnida. Tincture of living spider. Clinical.—Angina pectoris. Haemorrhages, watery. Characteristics. ..."
5. Denizens of the Desert: A Book of Southwestern Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles by Edmund Carroll Jaeger (1922)
"LATRODECTUS, THE POISONOUS (Latrodectus mactans) OF all the spiders feared by man to-day few have the black reputation of those belonging to the genus ..."