Taxon details

Latrodectus hesperus Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: - -
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: North America. Introduced to Israel
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Latrodectus mactans hesperus Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935a: 15, f. 1, 4, 6-14, 21, 23-33 (Dmf; omitted by Roewer).
Latrodectus mactans texanus Chamberlin & Ivie, 1935a: 14, f. 3, 15-18 (Dmf; omitted by Roewer).
Latrodectus mactans Levi, 1959c: 28 (S, rejected).
Latrodectus curacaviensis Bhatnagar & Rempel, 1962: 465, f. 1-69 (mf, misidentified).
Latrodectus variolus Levi, 1969: 72 (S, rejected).
Latrodectus hesperus Kaston, 1970: 39, f. 11a-h, 13e, f, h (removed mf from S, S).
Latrodectus hesperus Levy & Amitai, 1983: 53, f. 29-36 (mf).
Latrodectus hesperus Levy, 1998b: 104, f. 190-197 (f).

Bhatnagar, R. D. S. & Rempel, J. G. (1962). The structure, function, and postembryonic development of the male and female copulatory organs of the black widow spider Latrodectus curacaviensis (Müller). Canadian Journal of Zoology 40: 465-510. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W. (1935a). The black widow spider and its varieties in the United States. Bulletin of the University of Utah 25(8): 1-29. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kaston, B. J. (1970). Comparative biology of American black widow spiders. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 16: 33-82. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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

Levi, H. W. (1969). Notes on American theridiid spiders. Psyche, Cambridge 76: 68-73. 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

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