Latrodectus geometricus

Latrodectus geometricus

The distinctive spiked egg sac of a Brown Widow Spider – this specimen possibly old as most egg sacs are much lighter and slight yellow in colour. The second part of the binomen – ‘geometricus’ – comes from the geometric patterns on the abdomen of this spider. Like all Lactrodectus species their bite is toxic though they do not inject as much venom as the Black Widow.

Location : Melbourne, Australia
Subject : Egg sac of Latrodectus geometricus
Lens : Canon EF 100m f/2.8 USM