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Acta Amazonica

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ALMEIDA, Marlus Q. et al. Long time not seen: Expanding the records of Loxosceles amazonica (Araneae: Sicariidae) in the Amazonas state, Brazil. Acta Amaz. [online]. 2017, vol.47, n.2, pp.163-166. ISSN 0044-5967.

Spiders of the genus Loxosceles, commonly known as brown recluse spiders, can cause serious accidents in humans. Their venom has a powerful proteolytic and hemolytic action. Each year these spiders are the cause of a great number of araneism in Brazil. This work presents new records of Loxosceles amazonica for the municipal districts of Manaus and Iranduba, Amazonas, Brazil.

Keywords : Brown recluse spiders; venomous spider; loxoscelism; distribution.

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