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Loxosceles reclusa

Loxosceles reclusa
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1971
Categories: Insects
Camera: Edixa-Mat Reflex B, Zeiss Tessar 40 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 4:37
Viewed: 4963
Points: 2
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Our Bryan/Texas Backyard:
This small, 7 mm not-so-harmless spider is the Brown recluse (Loxoscelidae: Loxosceles reclusa). The "Violin" design on it's back is an aid in determining the species. The spider lives hidden, it can hide under vegetation, in clothes or even in your bed. It occurs from the Southern U.S. through Mexico to South America. It's rare and accidental bite of man is known to lead to ugly necrosis.

The macro shot was taken with bellow extension and Tessar objectif in a glass dish, illuminted by flash from the side, a cardboard reflector on the other side, the camera on a tripod.The Agfa slide was scanned, the pic cleaned and sharpened in PS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-01-25 5:21]

Hallo Dieter,
Fast nicht zu glauben, dass diese Spinne nur 7mm gross ist. Schöne feine Farben scheinen diese Loxosceles reclusa zu verharmlosen.Gott sei Dank hat sie Dich nicht gebissen.
Liebe Grüsse

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