Brown recluse spider
/Telamonia Spider now causing deaths in Florida. NEW POISONOUS SPIDER IN THE UNITED STATES. Three women in North Florida , turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period, all with the same symptoms. Fever, chills, and vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis, and finally, death. There were no outward signs of trauma, except a spider bite on their buttock. See other pictures on the website.
The wolf spider is common all over the United States. It doesn’t weave webs, and it gets its name from its habit of stalking prey like a wolf. The wolf spider is brown or gray in color and can be 3 to 4 inches across. Because some wolf spiders are large and hairy, they are sometimes mistaken for tarantulas.
Brown recluse spiders are medium-sized spiders and are tannish brown to dark brown in color . All "brown" spiders have a fiddle-shaped mark on their back, although it may be faded or missing in juvenile spiders. Their legs are long and thin compared with many spiders. The key feature that distinguishes them from all other spiders is that they have six eyes, arranged in pairs. A microscope or magnifying glass is needed to see this level of detail.
Brown Recluse Spider is a spider with a venomous bite. The native range lies roughly south of a line from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the southern states, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia and north to Kentucky. Despite rumors to the contrary, the brown recluse spider has not established itself in California nor anywhere outside its native range.
Brown Recluse Spiders: Hiding in attics and closets -- in Midwestern and South central states -- that's where you'll find brown recluse spiders. The spiders range in color from yellowish-tan to dark brown, with darker legs. Their venom is extremely poisonous, and their bite can cause serious wounds and infection. Yet you may not feel their bite.