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Latrodectus corallinus

Latrodectus corallinus is a species of widow spider native to Argentina. It is approximately 12 millimetres (0.47 in) in size, and is primarily black with large, red markings on its abdomen, as well as a red, square-like ring under its abdomen.

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Habitats

Latrodectus corallinus, like its North American cousins, is found both outdoors and indoors, and is commonly found in agricultural fields.

Habits

Latrodectus corallinus, like most species of Latrodectus, is not aggressive. The peak time of activity for Latrodectus corallinus is between the months of December and March (summer in the Southern Hemisphere).

Venom/treatment

The venom of Latrodectus corallinus is neurotoxic, and is accompanied with muscular contractions, pain, and sweating. Bites are treated with antivenom and painkillers.

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