Mediterranean recluse spider

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Mediterranean recluse spider
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Sicariidae
Genus: Loxosceles
Species: L. rufescens
Binomial name
Loxosceles rufescens
Dufour, 1820

Loxosceles rufescens, the Mediterranean recluse spider, originated in the Mediterranean region as its name implies, but has been introduced to Arkansas, Hawaii,[1] and the gulf states of the United States. Although uncommon, there are more confirmed reports of Loxosceles rufescens than the brown recluse in Ohio.[2] It Is a human-associated species with similar habits to the American Brown Recluse Spider and probably similar venom risks.[3]

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