Caption: Brown recluse spider cephalothorax (Loxosceles reclusa). Characteristic features are the six eyes arranged in three pairs at the front of the head and the fiddle-shaped marking on the back. The brown recluse spider is often called the "violin" spider or "fiddle back" spider. Note the chelicerae and fangs. The bite of this spider is nasty and results in open, ulcerating sores. Left untreated, such bites often become infected and significant tissue necrosis can occur.
Magnification*: x10
Type: SEM
Copyright 2008 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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