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Wilderness: Black Widow and Recluse Spider Bite (cont.)

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Brown recluse spider. Note the violin pattern on cephalothorax and light-colored, hairless abdomen.
Brown recluse spider. Note the violin pattern on cephalothorax and light-colored, hairless abdomen.
Brown recluse spider.
Brown recluse spider.
Brown recluse spider head close-up.
Brown recluse spider head close-up.
Black widow spider. Note the characteristic hourglass abdominal markings
Black widow spider. Note the characteristic hourglass abdominal markings
Black widow spider underbelly and egg
Black widow spider underbelly and egg
Picture of the underside of a black widow spider and an egg sack
Picture of the underside of a black widow spider and an egg sack
Picture of a top view of a black widow spider
Picture of a top view of a black widow spider

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; Diplomat American Board of Family Medicine


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/18/2014

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