Brown recluse spider bite picture
The brown recluse spider lives throughout the Southern half of the United States. There
are ten different species, six of which are confirmed to be poisonous. The spiders are tan
to brown and most species exhibit a violin-shaped marking on the dorsum of the
cephalothorax. They tend to live in dark dry spaces such as attics, closets and wood
piles, and generally they are not aggressive but rather bite when forced to.
The bite generally causes some mild stinging or burning and ulcerative necrosis may
follow within several hours to several weeks. As seen in the picture
below initial lesion may be red, edematous or
blanched and may later may develop a blue-gray halo around the puncture.
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