Taxon details

Latrodectus dahli Levi, 1959

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-06-05
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Middle East, Iran, Central Asia
Type deposit provide information
  • Holotype: British Museum of Natural History (BMNH)/Natural History Museum (NHMUK), London, UK; f (Levi, 1959c)
Taxonomic references
Latrodectus dahli Levi, 1959c: 42, f. 11-12 (Df).
Latrodectus dahli Tystshenko & Ergashev, 1974: 934, f. 1-5, 9 (Dm, f).
Latrodectus dahli Levy & Amitai, 1983: 55, f. 37-41 (mf).
Latrodectus dahli Ergashev, 1990: 65, f. 31.1-5, 9 (mf).
Latrodectus tadzhicus Marusik & Tarabaev, 1995: 212, f. 1-4 (Dmf) [].
Latrodectus dahli Marusik & Tarabaev, 1995: 213, f. 5-6 (f).
Latrodectus dahli Levy, 1998b: 108, f. 198-202 (mf).
Latrodectus dahli Knoflach & van Harten, 2002: 333, f. 3, 12-19 (mf, S of Latrodectus tadzhicus).
Latrodectus dahli Knoflach, 2002b: 169, f. 4a (f).
Latrodectus dahli Knoflach, 2004: 184, f. 24b (f).
Latrodectus dahli Kakhki, 2005: 56, f. 4A-E (mf).
Latrodectus dahli Jäger & Gromov, 2011: 188, f. 1-2 (f).
Latrodectus dahli Zamani et al., 2014: 59, f. 2A, 3A, 4B (mf).
Latrodectus dahli Najim & Al-Hadlag, 2020: 143, f. 4A-D (f).

Ergashev, N. E. (1990). [Ecology of poisonous spiders from Uzbekistan]. Akademia Nauk, Tashkent, 188 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Jäger, P. & Gromov, A. V. (2011). First records of Latrodectus dahli Levi, 1959 from Morocco, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 188-192. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kakhki, O. M. (2005). New records of three Latrodectus species found in Khorasan province (Araneae: Theridiidae). Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 1: 52-58. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Knoflach, B. (2002b). Zum Fortpflanzungsverhalten der Kugelspinnen. Gefährlicher Sex. Biologie in unserer Zeit 32(3): 166-173. doi:10.1002/1521-415X(200205)32:3<166::AID-BIUZ166>3.0.CO;2-1 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Knoflach, B. (2004). Diversity in the copulatory behaviour of comb-footed spiders (Araneae, Theridiidae). In: Thaler, K. (ed.) Diversität und Biologie von Webspinnen, Skorpionen und anderen Spinnentieren. Denisia 12: 161-256. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1959c). The spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae, Theridiidae). Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 78(1): 7-43. doi:10.2307/3223799 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. & Amitai, P. (1983). Revision of the widow-spider genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Israel. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 77(1): 39-63. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1983.tb01720.x download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1998b). Araneae: Theridiidae. In: Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida III. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, 228 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Marusik, Y. M. & Tarabaev, C. K. (1995). A new species and two interesting records of the black-widow spiders from Middle Asia and the Caucasus (Aranei, Theridiidae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 4(1994): 211-215. [publ. in Dec. 1995] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Najim, S. A. & Al-Hadlag, K. S. (2020). First record of Latrodectus dahli Levi, 1959 (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Iraq. Journal of Animal Diversity 2(1): 141-145. doi:10.29252/JAD.2020.2.1.6 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tystshenko, V. P. & Ergashev, N. (1974). Latrodectus dahli Levi (Aranei, Theridiidae), a species of venomous spiders new in the fauna of the USSR. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 53: 933-937. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zamani, A., Mirshamsi, O., Savoji, A. & Shahi, M. (2014). Contribution to the distribution of spiders with significant medical importance (Araneae: Loxosceles and Latrodectus) in Iran, with a new record for the country. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 10(1): 57-66. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2020-06-05 New taxonomic reference entry Najim & Al-Hadlag, 2020 n/a
2020-06-05 Species distribution update Najim & Al-Hadlag, 2020 n/a (Old value)
2014-09-15 New taxonomic reference entry Zamani et al., 2014 n/a