Loxosceles rufescens  Dufour, 1820
Main synonym = n   
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Sicariidae
Mediterranean Recluse Spider     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
Spiders of the genus Loxosceles are venomous, and should therefore be treated with caution. L.rufescens does not normally produce severe reactions, although there is a case recorded in Italy where a person was bitten on the leg and it took ten months of treatment before the effects were completely eradicated.

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