Picture ID 103617

Picture of unidentified spider

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Wolf spider. It is poisonous. Does it ly eggs?

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  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2020
  • Photographed: Apr 24, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Sulamania, Iraq
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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(Almost) all spiders are venomous, but very few have medically significant bites. Your spider appears to be a variety of huntsman (Family Sparassidae). Here is an excerpt of a report from a study* of 168 people bitten by Sparassid spiders. “Pain/discomfort occurred in all cases, and was severe in 27%. The median duration of pain was 5 min which was significantly less than other spiders. Puncture marks (40%) or localised initial bleeding (35%) occurred in 54% of bites, and both occurred significantly more often in all sparassid bites compared to all other spider bites (p<0.0001). Swelling occurred in 16%, itchiness… Read more »