brown recluse spider


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brown recluse spider

n.
A venomous spider (Loxosceles reclusa) having a violin-shaped mark on the cephalothorax, native to the southern and central United States and found in dark undisturbed areas such as closets and sheds. Also called fiddleback spider.

brown′ rec′luse spi`der


n.
a pale brown, highly venomous North American spider, Loxoscelesreclusa, distinguished by a dark violin-shaped mark on the head region.
[1960–65]
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A 55 -year-old woman was bitten on her upper lip by a brown recluse spider while she was sleeping.
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Key Words: brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, loxoscelism, spider envenomation
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The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa (Gertsch & Mulaik 1940), is distributed throughout the south-central United States (Gertsch & Ennik 1983; Vetter 2005).
Besides the Goliath spider, which takes up at least a quarter of its small glass home, highlights of the exhibit include various tarantulas, a brown recluse spider, the black widow and its lesser-known cousin, the brown widow.
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