The black widow spider creates its own habitat wherever it spins its own web. With the aid of its web, the spider plays an active role in the ecosystem by helping to control insect populations.
Ecosystem Impact: creates habitat
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Kerry Yurewicz, University of Michigan
Matthew McCorkle, University of Michigan
McCorkle, M. 2002. "Latrodectus mactans" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Latrodectus_mactans.html
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