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Brown Recluse Spider

Loxosceles reclusa

2 Species ID Suggestions

Wolf spider
shebebusynow
shebebusynow 11 years ago
brown recluse spider
Loxosceles reclusa Brown recluse spider


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9 Comments

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

BTW ,a recluse has a eye in the center. This one does not.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_reclu...
The above link will give you more info.
Brown recluses have 6 eyes.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_reclu...
The above link will give you more info.
Brown recluses have 6 eyes.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

@ Matt, Did you notice any violin like marking on it"s back? if it is plain black or brown it definitely is not a recluse.
I do not see any markings in this picture. Maybe the pic is not very clear?
Brown recluses are not that common.
Regardless ,it is always a good idea to practice caution with creatures.

MattSalzberg
MattSalzberg 11 years ago

Guys, I found this in my apartment in New York. Are you sure? A similar spider did escape from my luggage when I got back from south africa in December, though...

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

If nit is a brown recluse it will definitely have a white violin structure. If this did not then it is not a brown recluse.

Dragoon
Dragoon 11 years ago

I'd agree on the Brown recluse identification. I've seen a few recluses in the flesh, pretty fascinating experiences.

alicekjoe
alicekjoe 11 years ago

Don't let it bite you...

alicekjoe
alicekjoe 11 years ago

That looks like a brown recluse!

MattSalzberg
Spotted by
MattSalzberg

New York City, New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2011
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

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