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A highly venomous African spider which is a close relative of the American black widow.
- ‘Some of the species with very toxic venom are the button spider and the black widow.’
- ‘A person who has been bitten by a black button spider needs to be hospitalised and treated with anti-venom.’
- ‘In fact, there have been no deaths from button spiders in the last 4 to 5 decades.’
- ‘The button spiders have round abdomens with slender legs of which the third pair of legs is the shortest.’
- ‘In Africa, especially South Africa, the genus is more popularly referred to as the button spiders.’
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