Are there any other spiders besides the black widow that kills their mate?



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    There are many species of spiders (as well as their cousins the scorpions) which do this, Black Widows are just infamous for it. In some species, over 80% of all couplings end with the males being devoured. This usually happens in species where the male is smaller than the female, so it might be that the female simply views the male as a handy snack.

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