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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Bites from brown recluse spiders can cause muscle pain, nausea, difficulty breathing and other symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(1977) found that temperature and vapor pressure deficit were significant factors in brown recluse spider survival, but that spiders which had fed before beginning the experiment endured significantly longer.
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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).
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Early records from the USDA publication, the Cooperative Economic Insect Report suggested that the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, is found in all 82 counties of Mississippi.
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