Taxon details

Latrodectus variolus Walckenaer, 1837

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
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  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: USA, Canada
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Taxonomic references
Latrodectus variolus Walckenaer, 1837: 648 (Df) [not m, see McCrone & Levi, 1964: 13].
Latrodectus curacaviensis Levi, 1959c: 38, f. 2-4, 16-18, 35-36, 52, 70-71 (mf, in part).
Latrodectus variolus McCrone & Levi, 1964: 13, f. 3, 8-13 (mf, removed from S of L. mactans).
Latrodectus variolus Kaston, 1970: 38, f. 14a-b, f (mf).

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(1): 7-43. doi:10.2307/3223799 download pdf -- Show included taxa

McCrone, J. D. & Levi, H. W. (1964). North American widow spiders of the Latrodectus curacaviensis group (Araneae: Theridiidae). Psyche, Cambridge 71(1): 12-27. doi:10.1155/1964/86469 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1837). Histoire naturelle des insectes. Aptères. Tome premier. Roret, Paris, 682 pp., pl. 1-15. [plates in second pdf] doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf download pdf -- Show included taxa

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