Talk:Chilean recluse spider

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Finland?[edit]

The existance of the highly toxic Chilean recluse in Finland seems to be a misinformation. There's no occurence in Europe of this type of spider outside of terraria. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 62.178.77.228 (talk) 23:12, 23 April 2007 (UTC).

  • A quick google revealed that since it can survive in harsh environments, it can be transported almost everywhere in the world and still thrive. "Researchers discovered that the entire first floor of a University of Helsinki building was infested with imported L laeta." Dr bab (talk) 10:27, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Certainly not misinformation. I live in Helsinki, and the existence of the spiders has been widely known for decades. A couple of years ago the building was renovated and it was feared they would find their way to other buildings and hoped they would go extinct. Apparently, neither thing happened. AFAIK the spiders have never bitten anyone.--2001:708:110:1820:7646:A0FF:FEA0:4B5B (talk) 10:11, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
It is not a misinformation. Yle News (at the end of the article): Kahdeksanjalkainen kuoleman kylväjä (in Finnish) --Raid5 (talk) 20:12, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Pretty sure the image currently on the article is not the Chilean Recluse, as it does not match the text description (with "fiddle" shape on back). The current image (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Loxosceles.laeta.jpg/330px-Loxosceles.laeta.jpg) looks more like a sac spider... 50.39.56.134 (talk) 07:02, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

can we have a picture of this spider? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 71.162.163.46 (talk) 14:39, 6 May 2007 (UTC).

Images of the spider would be very nice Stinkman 05:58, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Loxosceles = Scytoides?[edit]

The article lists both genera as synonyms in the taxabox, but looking for it a bit on the internet, apparently Scytoides (maybe specifically S. globula) is the natural predator of Loxosceles, perhaps both genera have species with the species name laeta, so it caused some confusion, along with the fact that both genera are included in a broader taxon, anyway. However, I'm not really sure of anything, I just noticed this possible flaw and I can't check it 100% rigth now, so just in case I forget, I'm mentioning already. --Extremophile (talk) 04:14, 18 July 2008 (UTC)