If you have ever seen a spider that looks like a crab, then you probably thought to yourself, “Why me?” While it is true that some spiders do have this appearance, the majority of them will not. There are actually several different kinds of “look-alike” spiders that people commonly confuse with each other. Some of these include:
The yellow crab spider
This spider is often mistaken for the common crab spider because they have similar characteristics, including web trails and violin-shaped patterns on their bodies. However, they are not really spiders and do not usually cause any medical issues.
The goldenrod spider
Many people confuse this particular spider with the more common goldenrod bug. The goldenrod spider has one distinguishable factor that makes it stand out from all of the others, however, and that is its rather creepy-looking “strobe” shape.
The white crab spider
This spider is also sometimes confused with the goldenrod spider. It too has a distinguishable pattern on its body that can make it easy to spot them. However, there are a few differences between the two that make the white crab spider bite a lot more serious than a common crab spider. While the goldenrod spider does usually cause a medical condition, the white one can.
The black spider
This is by far the most dangerous type of spider and can even lead to death if left untreated. Black widows are large, scary-looking spiders that resemble a cobra. Unlike the others mentioned, they have venom that is ten times stronger than the average cobra’s.
In order to identify which spider you have been bitten by you need to understand exactly what you have been bitten by. A common spider that looks like a cobra can be identified by its red color and pattern on the back. A black widow can be identified by its black color and the fact that it leaves a trail behind when it walks. If you do not remember how you were bitten or how the spider may have moved after being bitten, you will need to visit your doctor. They will be able to examine you properly and order proper treatment. Unfortunately, if you do not have a medical condition there is no way to know what was, or was not, causing the spider bite.
There are a few more different kinds of spider bites that you should be aware of. Each one is different and dangerous, but they all generally appear after you have been bitten. Some examples include funnel-web spider bites, wolf spider bites, and brown recluse spider bites. These spiders do not always leave any marks, but it is important to note their appearance since these may serve as clues to where the spider may have originated from. The Brown Recluse Spider is extremely dangerous and should be treated immediately should you see or feel one. Fortunately, there is a way to identify them and get treatment.
It is important to pay close attention to any type of spider bite, especially if it is severe. If you see anything that looks like a spider after being bitten, you should immediately contact a physician. This way you will be able to receive proper treatment and you will be able to avoid any complications that come with the bites of spiders. Remember, each type of spider is different, so if you see a spider that looks like a cobra, do not assume it is harmless. Go to your doctor immediately.
The cobra spider is one of the most dangerous because if you are bitten by this spider you can suffer from severe complications. They usually cause an allergic reaction that causes your skin to swell and you may develop severe breathing problems and even death. However, they are particularly common in the south and central America, specifically in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
The wolf spider is another incredibly dangerous spider that needs to be taken seriously. It is found primarily in the Eastern part of North America and can cause serious breathing complications and even death if you are not careful. The venom produced by this spider is neurotoxic, which means it affects your brain and nervous system. They tend to prefer elderly people, children, and pregnant women. Luckily, if you are bitten by one of these, chances are you will survive.
The least dangerous type of spider, we will discuss is the Brown Recluse. These spiders are not really dangerous but are not really nice to look at either. When they bite you they cause a burning and itchy rash, but this is only temporary because the effects of the Brown Recluse spider are actually a longer-term. This type of spider is commonly found in the Midwest and Southeastern parts of the United States.