redback

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redback

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redback spider

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(Animals) a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
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The message was simple: "Male red backed shrike, North Moss Lane".
But the report, now in its fifth year of publication, concludes that the red backed shrike and the wry neck are now ``virtually extinct'' as breeding birds in Britain.
Prior studies have shown that under laboratory conditions, female red backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) do not preferentially associate with their own eggs over the eggs of another female.