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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Spiders
Loxosceles spp. ("Brown spider, brown recluse, violin spider")

 

 

("Brown spider, brown recluse, violin spider")
Habitat: Several species in Arizona
Food Habits: insectivorous
Active Period: diurnal
Size: small
Number of Legs: 8
Leg Characteristics: legs attached to cephalothorax
"brown,catches prey in web spun in debris"
bite is potentially dangerous

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Araneae
Family Sicariidae
Genus Loxosceles
species spp.

 

 

 

 

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