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Desert Recluse.

Loxosceles deserta


Tan, brown in color. Well known "fiddle" on back. Legs do not have hairs on them, but thicker spines. Six eyes, as opposed to other spiders eight eyes.


Desert. From what I have observed. They like hide away areas, eg. Wood/brush/rock piles, indoor storage areas left unattended for long periods of time, block walls.


I had a few inside my couch and recliner. The house at the time was made of block walls, from what I read, I assumed they were infested inside of these block walls. Granted it was a freestanding house in the middle of the desert, so it should of been expected, but all together I caught and released around 40 of these guys. I figured there were hundreds inside the walls.

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Mar 24, 2011
Submitted on Jun 24, 2012

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