The black widow is the common name of spiders in the genus Latrodectus, known by their distinct red-on-black markings. Black widows are also known for the strength of their silk; they can spin webs stronger than steel cable. Black widows are particularly weak to the Knockback Jinx and the Fire-Making Spell when compared to other Creatures.
Behind the scenes
- The presence of black widows in the Game Boy Colour version of video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is somewhat inaccurate. While black widows are not unknown in Great Britain, they are not native to the region and are rarely seen, being more common in warmer environments.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Game Boy Color version only)