Steatoda nobilis

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It is a moderately medically significant spider, with most bites resulting in symptoms similar to a bee or wasp sting. Some bites may cause more significant harm, partly due to pathogenic bacteria from the spiders. They are considered one of the most dangerous spiders in western Europe. The mechanical bite from an adult S. nobilis is usually painless. It is the release of venom that causes the intense pain due to the venom being mostly composed of latrodectus-like toxins.

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OriginUSA (CA)
Common NamesNoble false widow
Preservation OptionAlcohol


Specimens sold in alcohol are sent in clear, archival-quality glass vials with poly-seal caps to prevent evaporation. They are sent with alcohol-proof, typed specimen data labels.

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