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Do male black widow spiders have an hourglass on their stomachs?

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2011-09-13 01:19:59
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Black Widow Spider

One of the most feared spiders on earth, the adult female black widow has a bite that kills, though rarely. And it�s only her bite you need to watch out for; her mate isn�t poisonous. You�ll find these spiders throughout the world and in the United States.

She has a globe-shaped, shiny black body with a red or orange hourglass-shaped mark on her abdomen and is about 2 centimeters long. Younger females are sometimes brown. Male spiders are considerably smaller than the females, with only a small reddish dot on the abdomen.

The hour-glass bright colored shaped is supposed to say watch out I'm dangerous, or get away! to warnoff ant predatores

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