brown recluse spider

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brown recluse spider

or

violin spider,

poisonous nocturnal spiderspider,
organism, mostly terrestrial, of the class Arachnida, order Araneae, with four pairs of legs and a two-part body consisting of a cephalothorax, or prosoma, and an unsegmented abdomen, or opisthosoma.
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, Loxoceles reclusa, most common in the SE and S central United States. Adults are 3-8 in. (10 mm) long and are light brown with a dark, violin-shaped mark on the back near the head. In humans their venom kills the tissue surrounding a bite and leaves a deep sore, but only rarely does a bite result in death.
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Though all spiders are poisonous in a way, which helps them kill and digest their prey, the brown recluse spider is one of the few spiders that are dangerous to humans, said Logan Randolph, a biology professor from Polk State College.
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Besides the Goliath spider, which takes up at least a quarter of its small glass home, highlights of the exhibit include various tarantulas, a brown recluse spider, the black widow and its lesser-known cousin, the brown widow.
A brown recluse spider had decided to share the space with him.
After a tangle with a brown recluse spider, Linda Zumbusch needed a little medical attention.
The bite from a brown recluse spider, however, means a trip to the doctor.
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