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Brown recluse spider

Loxosceles recluse

Description:

The brown recluse spider or violin spider, Loxosceles reclusa, Sicariidae (formerly placed in a family "Loxoscelidae") is a spider with a venomous bite. Brown recluse spiders are usually between 6–20 mm (1⁄4 in and 3⁄4 in), but may grow larger. While typically light to medium brown, they range in color from cream-colored to dark brown or blackish gray. The cephalothorax and abdomen may not necessarily be the same color. These spiders usually have markings on the dorsal side of their cephalothorax, with a black line coming from it that looks like a violin with the neck of the violin pointing to the rear of the spider, resulting in the nicknames fiddleback spider, brown fiddler, or violin spider.

Notes:

It's the second time i found it on my bathroom. Now i realize it's a male, and i could even see his eye pattern, when i took it with a glass and paper to take it outside.

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1 Comment

João Burini
João Burini 7 years ago

News to me, I always thought Europe didn't have any dangerous spiders.

Palma, Illes Balears, Spain

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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