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Latrodectus geometricus C.L. Koch, 1841

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Chacoca distincta
Latrodectus concinnus
Latrodectus geometoricus
Latrodectus geometricus modestus
Latrodectus geometricus obscuratus
Latrodectus geometricus subalbicans
Theridium zickzack


South Africa, South America, USA, Caribbean, Australia, Japan, Philippines, Cyprus, Turkey

Establishment status in New Zealand

Not established

Links to:

- taxonomic page;
- image gallery (female/male).


Knoflach B, van Harten A 2002. The genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) from mainland Yemen, the Socotra Archipelago and adjacent countries. Fauna of Arabia 19: 321-361.

Lotz LN 1994. Revision of the genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Africa. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum Bloemfontein 10: 1-60.

Platnick NI 2013. The world spider catalog, version 14.0. American Museum of Natural History, online at http://research.amnh.org/entomology/spiders/catalog/index.html DOI: 10.5531/db.iz.0001.