ID#: 20556
This is an example of a female Chilean recluse spider, Loxosceles laeta, poised to strike after having been disturbed in her dark environment, that was inside a manmade structure. This recluse can grow to 25mm in length, and is pale yellow to reddish-brown. L. laeta is a member of the most toxic species of Loxosceles spiders.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Margaret Parsons
Creation Date: 1966
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CDC Organization
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