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Latrodectus lilianae is a species of widow spider commonly found in Portugal and Spain. It is marked with small, white and orange markings on its abdomen near its cephalothorax. It is primarily found in the steppes of the Iberian Peninsula, unlike its American cousins who reside closer to humans. The effect of its venom is currently unknown.

Latrodectus lilianae
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Latrodectus liliane female preying upon Berberomeloe majalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Latrodectus
Species: L. lilianae
Binomial name
Latrodectus lilianae
Melic, 2000

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