Taxon details

Latrodectus elegans Thorell, 1898

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2020-08-01
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: India, Nepal, Myanmar, China, Japan
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Taxonomic references
Latrodectus elegans Thorell, 1898: 293 (Df).
Latrodectus hasselti elegans Simon, 1909e: 97.
Latrodectus mactans Zhu, 1998: 294, f. 199A-C (f, misidentified).
Latrodectus mactans Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 123, f. 63H-I (f, misidentified).
Latrodectus elegans Ono, 2002d: 3, f. 1 (apparently considered distinct from L. hasselti).
Latrodectus elegans Yoshida, 2003a: 47, f. 91-96 (mf, removed from S of L. hasselti, contra Levi, 1959c: 27, sub Pacific populations of L. mactans).
Latrodectus elegans Yoshida, 2009b: 363, f. 69-73 (mf).
Latrodectus elegans Kananbala et al., 2012: 2719, f. 1-5, images 1-5 (f).

Kananbala, A., Manoj, K., Bhubaneshwari, M., Binarani, A. & Siliwal, M. (2012). The first report of the widow spider Latrodectus elegans (Araneae: Theridiidae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(7): 2718-2722. doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3152.2718-22 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ono, H. (2002d). Notes on the Japanese red back spider and American black widows. Orthobula's Box 11: 3-6. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1909e). Etude sur les arachnides du Tonkin (1re partie). Bulletin Scientifique de la France et de la Belgique 42: 69-147. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Thorell, T. (1898). Viaggio di Leonardo Fea in Birmania e regioni vicine. LXXX. Secondo saggio sui Ragni birmani. II. Retitelariae et Orbitelariae. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 39: 271-378. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yoshida, H. (2003a). The spider family Theridiidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Japan. Arachnological Society of Japan, 224 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yoshida, H. (2009b). Uloboridae, Theridiidae, Ctenidae. In: Ono, H. (ed.) The spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, pp. 142-147, 356-393, 467-468. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhu, M. S. (1998). Fauna Sinica: Arachnida: Araneae: Theridiidae. Science Press, Beijing, 436 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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