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  • Title
    The first report of the widow spider Latrodectus elegant (Araneae: Theridiidae) from India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The widow spider genus Latrodectus Walckenaer, 1805, in India is represented by three species L. erythromelas Schmidt & Klaas, 1991, L. geometricus C.L. Koch, 1841 and L. hasselti Thorell, 1870. In this paper, we report the occurrence of Lactrodectus elegans Thorell, 1898 for the first time from India. We provide additional information on taxonomy and natural history based on the specimens collected from Manipur.
    Attribution
    Kananbala A., Manoj K., Bhubaneshwari M., Binarani A., Siliwal M. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(4) pp. 2718-2722; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3152.2718-22