Chilean recluse spider

Chilean recluse spider

The poisonous bite of the Chilean recluse spider poses a serious threat to human health.

Biology

Keywords

recluse spider, spider, arachnids, tiger spider, South America, Chile, venom gland, venom, necrosis, sting, danger, cephalothorax, abdomen, poisoning, arthropods, Araneae, predator, animal, biology

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Chilean recluse spider

  • Chilean recluse spider

Anatomy

  • adult spider: 8–40 mm (0.315–1.575 in) (including legs)
  • cephalothorax - It has a characteristic, violin-shaped mark.
  • abdomen
  • 6 eyes
  • 8 legs
  • chelicerae
  • pedipalps

Natural enemies

  • Chilean tiger spider
  • adult spider: 30–70 mm (1.181–2.756 in) (including legs)

The Chilean tiger spider is a predatory spider; its prey includes flies, mosquitoes and other spiders, such as the Chilean recluse spider. Its hunting method is characteristic of the species. Its venom gland produces two substances: besides poison, it also produces a sticky substance that the spider spits on its prey in order to immobilize it.
The Chilean tiger spider is harmless to humans; there are no clinical records of attacks on people.

Comparison

  • Chilean tiger spider
  • Chilean recluse spider

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