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Description:This young man was bitten on the face by a recluse, Loxosceles sp. spider, which is able to inflict a venomous bite, thereby, delivering a proteolytic enzyme into the victim at the bite site. Such an enzyme breaks down tissues, and in the spider’s world, enables the creature to more easily ingest its food, however, when bitten, the victim sustains great discomfort, and possible tissue loss.
The jointed nature of the spider’s legs places it in the Phylum, Arthropoda, i.e., Arthro = jointed, and poda = legs, and the fact that this creature has 8 legs places it in the Class, Arachnida.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ M.A. Parsons
Creation Date:1965
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Links:CDC - Environmental Health Services (EHS); Arachnids
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