Thankfully there aren't a ton of dangerous spiders in North America, but the creepy crawlers who continued to live off of our fear and loathing give us reason to pause.
For starters learn more about a recluse spider, which many of us are well aware of. Hopefully, you've never had to encounter one of these spiders, since a single bite can cause a significant injury that involves tissue loss and necrosis. Though rare, a single bite can also cause a person to die.
1. Recluse Spiders (Loxosceles)
This species measures 6 to 18 mm (1/4 to 3/4 inch) in body length. A dark violin shape is located on the top of the leg attachment region with the neck of the violin pointing backward toward the abdomen. When most spiders have 8 eyes, Recluse Spiders has only 6 arranged in pairs – one pair in front and a pair on either side.
The Brown Recluse Spider’s venom can cause significant cutaneous injury with tissue loss and necrosis, and can be deadly to humans. However, though it is very dangerous to people, it is not an aggressive species and it only bites when threatened.
After the break, learn more about another common spider that you've undoubtedly read about before, but do you really know what a bite can do to you?! Find out more on the next page.