latrodectus-rhodesiensis-e28093-first-time-seen-in-zimbabweLatrodectus rhodesiensis was originally described from Zimbabwe. They are usually paler in colour and their egg sacs are distinct in being larger and having a more fluffy appearance. They have been recorded from Zimbabwe and also small areas in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Province.

Symptoms of Latrodectism: only the female button spider is able to pierce the skin in humans, and in most cases the potential full dosage of venom is not administered. The term latrodectism is used to describe the symptoms and signs caused by envenomation of the button spiders. The black button complex causes a more severe form of envenomation than the brown button spiders. —