The Arizona Recluse – A Serious Bite! | Pest Control Tucson

An Arizona Brown Spider on a residential wall

The Arizona Recluse – A Serious Bite!

Arizona Recluse – Al though technically not a recluse, the Arizona Brown Spider indeed carries the same venom. The Arizona brown spider has a body length of about 1/3 inch and a leg span of 1 to 1.5 inches. Arizona Recluse spiders are generally yellowish-brown to brown in color, with a darker colored violin shape on the top of the cephalothorax (not the abdomen). This is why they are sometimes referred to as the Violin Spider or Fiddleback Spider. The AZ brown spider’s abdomen is a uniform color, with no markings on it.

Brown spiders catch insects and other invertebrates in sticky, irregular webs spun beneath rocks and debris. The bite of this spider is potentially dangerous to humans. Although sometimes the bite causes little harm. The most common reaction is a spreading sore at the site of the bite. If untreated,  the bite may result in permanent tissue damage. There have also been reports of amputation and even death as a result of a bite. Those who suspect a brown spider bite should see a physician.

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