Black Widow Spider Videos

The black widow is a common name for a variety of different spiders. there are about 31 different species of black widow found throughout the world including North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The black widow are venomous spiders, the female black widow being particularly dangerous and possibly deadly to humans. Like all arachnids, the black widow has eight legs and an external exoskeleton. In the United States, the southern, western and northern black widow spiders have an easily recognizable red hourglass figure on their back. The black widow spider spins a silk web to catch insects and other prey, and to protect its egg sack. The black widows silk strand is very strong, even stronger than a similar size strand of steel. Play the following videos to learn more about the black widow spider.

 
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