recluse spider


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recluse spider

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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