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Desert Recluse.

Loxosceles deserta

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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LuckyM
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LuckyM

Arizona, USA

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

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