<i> ... </i>

Enclosed text is displayed in italic. Authors are encouraged to use the more semantic em (emphasized) element when appropriate, or use style sheets to italicize semantically marked up text.

In HTML5, the i element is included and defined as a "span of text in an alternate voice or mood, or otherwise offset from normal proseā€¦such as a technical term or idiomatic phrase from another language [or] some other prose whose typical typographic presentation is italicized."

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  • HTML 4.01
  • HTML5
The Western Black Widow Spider, <i>Latrodectus hesperus </i>, is commonly found . . .

Rendered Example

The Western Black Widow Spider, Latrodectus hesperus , is commonly found . . .