Brown Recluse Spider Bite


Example of a dermonecrotic L. reclusa bite.


Most verified L. reclusa bites result in little damage.  Redness or a slight lesion may develop, but are typically self-healing.  Dermonecrotic lesions are considered rare, and systemic reactions represent less than 1% of all bite manifestations.[1]


[1] Vetter, R.S., 2008.  Spiders of the genus Loxosceles (Aranae, Sicariidae): a review of biological, medical and psychological aspects regarding envenomations.  The Jouranl of Arachnology 36:150-163

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