First records of the black widow spider Latrodectus elegans Thorell, 1898 (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Nepal

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Binu Shrestha
Tobias Dörr


Latrodectus spp. are globally widespread, however, the occurrence of members of this genus in Nepal has been unconfirmed, with no recent observations reported in the literature.  Here, we present evidence for the occurrence of Latrodectus elegans Thorell, 1898 in west-central Nepal.




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