[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
sossamonj@missouri.edu
573-882-3346
University of Missouri-Columbia

The Red Widow Spider

Caption: Latrodectus bishopi gets its name for the reddish-orange coloring of its head, carapace, and legs. Although venomous, no bites from this spider have been recorded.

Credit: James Carrel

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: Diet of elusive red widow spider revealed by MU biologist


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]