Loxosceles

Loxosceles

 [lok-sos´ĕ-lēz]
a genus of six-eyed spiders, some of which have poisonous bites (see spider bite). L. lae´ta is a brown spider of South America and L. reclu´sa is the brown recluse spider of North America.

Loxosceles

(loks-os'ĕ-lēz),
A genus of venomous brown spiders, marked by a fiddle-shaped pattern on the cephalothorax and a distinct six-eye pattern, found chiefly in South America. They inflict a highly ulcerative, spreading dermal lesion at the site of the bite (loxoscelism). Important species include L. laeta, the Chilean brown recluse spider, also found in Brazil, where L. intermedia and L. gaucho also present important human risk; and L. rufipes, the Peruvian brown spider. In North America, L. reclusus, the brown recluse spider is the most important, occurring across a large portion of the south central midwestern U.S.; L. deserta, L, arizonica, L. apachea, L. blanda, and L. devia also bite humans.

Loxosceles

[loksos′ĕlēz]
a genus of six-eyed spiders, some of which have poisonous bites. L. laeta is a brown spider of South America, and L. reclusa is the brown recluse spider of North America. See spider bite.

Loxosceles

(lŏks-ŏs′sĕ-lēz)
A genus of spiders, family Loxoscelidae, which includes the brown recluse spider.
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Some of these include wetland-adapted spiders such as Tetragnatha, grassland-adapted spiders such as Marpissa pikei, shrub-inhabiting spiders such as Paramarpissa albopilosa and Hamataliwa grisea, and ground or animal burrow-inhabiting spiders such as Loxosceles, Syspira analytica, Zorocrates karli, Hogna coloradensis, and Neoanagraphis chamberlini.
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Koch 1867) (0,1), Salticus propinquus Lucas 1846 (0,6), Sicariidae: Loxosceles sp30 (0,1), Theridiidae: Enoplognatha deserta Levy & Amitai 1981 (1,1), Euryopis episinoides (Walckenaer 1847) (0,1), Latrodectus tredecimguttatus (Rossi 1790) (0,1), Steatoda erigoniformis (O.
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The Spiders Genus Loxosceles in North America, Central America and the West Indies.
brasiliensis, were observed in species of the genus Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe 1832 (Sicariidae Keyserling 1880), other haplogyne species (Araujo pers.
In fact, the World Health Organization considers four genera of spiders to be of real medical interest due to the clinical manifestations them cause, and the lethality of their venom, three of them belonging to the infraorder Araneomorphae: Latrodectus, Theridiidae family; Loxosceles, Loxoscelidae family; Phoneutria, Ctenidae family.
That spider, the Chilean brown recluse, is reputedly the most toxic species of Loxosceles, which have necrotizing venom, and it has been implicated in a few deaths in South America.
Francis Medical Center read the initial reports of anthrax following the terrorist attacks in 2001, his interest was piqued by the fact that several of the early cases of cutaneous disease were misdiagnosed as loxoscelism--bites of Loxosceles reclusa, the brown recluse spider.