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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Activity patterns of a synanthropic population of the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa (Araneae: Sicariidae), with observations on feeding and mating.
Loxosceles reclusa (common name: Brown Recluse Spider) and related arachnids are indigenous American spiders that possess a venom capable of causing painful necrotic ulcers with surrounding inflammation and possibly severe systemic effects (1,2,3,4).
There are a number of relatives of the American black widow spider in various parts of the world, and about 50 species of recluse spiders, of which the American species is the brown recluse spider, or Loxosceles reclusa.
Loxosceles reclusa y loxoscelismo: The Brown Recluse Spider and Envenomation Reactions.
The Loxosceles reclusa (brown recluse) spider is the most common member of this group.
The Loxosceles reclusa brown recluse spider is the most common member of this group.
014 casos de mordedura por Loxosceles spp, siendo Loxosceles reclusa la especie mas importante.
Loxosceles reclusa is known by many names, including brown recluse spider, violin spider, Arizona brown spider, fiddle or fiddleback spider, and necrotizing spider.
Duration of Loxosceles reclusa (Brown Recluse Spider) Venom Detection by ELISA from Swabs
The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa (Gertsch & Mulaik 1940), is distributed throughout the south-central United States (Gertsch & Ennik 1983; Vetter 2005).
Sandidge (2003) concluded that the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa Gertsch & Mulaik 1940 (Araneae, Sicariidae), was exceptional among wandering spiders because it preferred scavenging over predation and even actively avoided live prey.