Latrodectus pallidus commonly named white widow or white steppe spider is a member of the spider genus Latrodectus, in the family Theridiidae. The black widow spiders (Latrodectus mactans and Latrodectus hesperus) are the most famous members of this group. White widows are found in North Africa, the Middle East, Southern Russia, Iran, and Cape Verde. The venom of the white widow as with all Latrodectus spiders is considered medically significant, although severe illness or death resulting from Latrodectus bites is extremely rare.
Abdul felt severe muscle pain and nausea after being bitten by a white widow spider.