Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_254-2

Family of spiders: the bites of some of them are poisonous for humans, e.g., Latrodectes mactans (black widow of the Americas, Europe), Loxosceles species (brown recluse spider [Americas] and Australian red back funnel spider [Latrodectus hasselti], etc.).


Black Widow Brown Recluse Spider Loxosceles Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany