Yellow Sac Spider

Yellow Sac Spider

Cheiracanthium is a genus of spiders in the Miturgidae family. Certain species are commonly called "yellow sac spider". They are usually pale in colour, and have an abdomen that can range from yellow to beige. Both sexes range in size from 5 to 10 mm.

The venom is necrotic and can cause a small lesion in humans. Because of the necrotic nature of the wound, MRSA infection is a danger and victims are advised to seek medical treatment. Painful bites may be incurred from such species as C. punctorium in Europe, C. mildei in Europe and North America, C. inclusum in the Americas, C. lawrencei in South Africa and C. japonicum in Japan.

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