Agelenids of the World

Systematics and Taxonomy of Agelenidae, a Worldwide distributed Spider Family

Envenomation by spiders of the genus Hololena (Araneae: Agelenidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:R. S. Vetter
Date Published:2012
ISBN Number:0041-0101

<p>Three verified bites from Hololena spiders (Family Agelenidae) are presented here. Two male victims, each over 100 kg weight (bitten by female spiders), experienced headaches and 4-h episodes of vomiting. A female bite victim (bitten by a male spider) experienced minor reaction. None sought medical attention: symptoms resolved in a few days. Although these incidents were not serious, reactions in the male victims were more dynamic than usual generic spider bites (minor edema, minor erythema). (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.</p>

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