redback spider


redback spider
noun
: a theridiid spider (Latrodectus hasselti) that is closely related to the American black widow and prob. identical with the katipo, has a venom which produces neurotoxic symptoms in man, and occurs in Australia, New Zealand, and the major islands of the East Indies — called also red-streaked spider

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