recluse spider

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rec·luse spi·der

(rek'lūs spī'dĕr)
The (brown) recluse spider is a venomous representative, Loxosceles reclusa, of the family Sicariidae (formerly of the family Loxoscelidae); native to the United States from the southern Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico, but found elsewhere too. Most bites are minor with no necrosis, but consequences may be worse in some cases.
Synonym(s): brown recluse spider.
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Adamsberg quickly finds himself investigating a series of deaths caused by bites from recluse spiders, small but occasionally lethal creatures that seem to have been working overtime in the vicinity of Nimes, France.
Bites from brown recluse spiders can cause muscle pain, nausea, difficulty breathing and other symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He went to hospital and was told by medics Brown Recluse spiders, which are native to some states in the US, are not aggressive but have been linked to some deaths, all of them children.
Laboratory studies of brown recluse spiders" survival have focused on their apparently unusual longevity.
In June, a woman woke up to a couple of bumps on her chest and arm after she found nearly 50 brown recluse spiders in her apartment in Brentwood, Tennessee. She was rushed to the emergency room of a nearby hospital as she was unable to walk or move.
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The neurotoxic spiders belong to the genus Latrodectus (button or widow spiders) and the cytotoxic spiders are represented chiefly by the genera Cheiracanthium (sac spiders) and Loxosceles (violin or recluse spiders).
(2005) obtained similar data for recluse spiders in and around Curitiba, Brazil where aggregations infesting residences were significantly denser than aggregations around city parks, but the rare spiders collected from city parks were heavier than urban spiders.
I do not advocate allowing your home to become overrun with spiders (or insects for that matter), nor do I advocate allowing black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders or violin spiders to reside in any household.
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.