latrodectus-cinctus-e28093-also-known-as-the-african-black-widow-spiderThe first record of the African black widow spider, Latrodectus cinctus Blackwall, 1865 (= L. indistinctus Pickard-Cambridge, 1904) from Liberia is presented.

It is a further record of a savanna species in the forest zone of West Africa. Increasing deforestation may cause expansion of the ranges of savanna-inhabiting animal species into the forest zone. —