Description: Dark spiders with light red or orange markings on female's abdomen.
Habitat: Under logs, rocks, and debris. In shaded places.
Distribution: Varied species worldwide. Black widow in United States, red widow in Middle East, and brown widow in Australia.
NOTE: Females are the poisonous gender. Red widow in the Middle East is the only spider known to be deadly to man.
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