Thursday, 8 October 2009
03:37:41 PM (GMT)
So I was reading an article on a man finding a Black Widow spider in his grapes. The
man in toronto did not have a picture but the article supplied one. They named it
"Black Widow Spider".
From this picture, it had a red "hourglass" mark on the top-back, and people were
complaining that the picture represented a Redback Spider which was only native to
Whereas, the Americanized version of the black widow consists of the red "hourglass"
mark on the bottom abdomen.
Sometimes, the black widow may not even have the red mark.
I personally have a horrible case of Arachnaphobia, and I don't know why, but I get
interested when idiots comment on things, so I did my own research.
The Redback Spider is of the Black Widow species (yes, there's more than one), and
they call them Black Widows because they mainly consist of a Black
shelling/coat/color and they are Sexual Cannabalists. Meaning that they eat the males
before/during/after they mate with them.
Female Black Widows are usually 1.5 inches in BODY length. Not including the legs.
The Males are smaller bodies and usually consist of longer legs that that of the
Really weird, but that was some interesting facts for you!