The terrible bite of the brown recluse spider would have caused several cases of necrosis

And then it got infected and I had a hole deep enough, “describes Laetitia, from Villelongue-de-la-Salanque (Pyrenees-Orientales), to France Bleu. “It burns, it really hurts,” adds Véronique, from Vinça (Pyrénées-Orientales).

This spider, also called a violin spider, has never been seen in our country

However despite these symptoms and the opinion of doctors, some doubt the responsibility of the recluse spider.

Arachnid experts add, “Me, I ask to see the beast. (…) It would be interesting for an arachnologist to see the culprit to confirm or refute the original thesis. (…) This spider has never been seen in France, “so tempers Samuel Danflous, arachnologist at the Conservatory of natural areas of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne).

For this specialist, reported necrosis could “come, for example, from a bite of another spider and who would have superinfected”.

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