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Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (Rossi, 1790)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Aranea 13-guttata

Aranea brevipes

Latrodectus 13decimguttatus

Latrodectus 5-guttatus

Latrodectus 13-guttatus

Latrodectus argus

Latrodectus conglobatus

Latrodectus erebus

Latrodectus hispidus

Latrodectus lugubris

Latrodectus mactans

Latrodectus malmignatus

Latrodectus martius

Latrodectus oculatus

Latrodectus venator

Meta hispida

Theridion lugubre

Theridion tredecim-guttatum



Establishment status in New Zealand

Not established

Links to:

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


Levy G, Amitai P 1983. Revision of the widow-spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Israel. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 71: 39-63.

Melic A 2000. El género Latrodectus Walckenaer, 1805 en la península Ibérica (Araneae, Theridiidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 1: 13-30.

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.