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Is this a recluse?

Description: Found this in a crumpled bathtowel last winter...pic could be better but I was very leery of getting my hands close to this guy, as he was a fast mover and I had no clue what he was....brown recluses (aka violin spiders) live in my area...could this be one?

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User: Kerrick (see all of Kerrick's photos)
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Date: 10/26/03
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Image URL: http://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/42777recluse.JPG
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Emeraulde

Registered: 08/2003
Location: Oregon, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 77
Comments Left: 0

It could very well be, due to the marking, but the abdomen doesn't look quite right...If I could see its eye pattern I could tell you, but my best guess is that it is not a recluse.
10-26-2003 01:56AM View Emeraulde's Profile View Emeraulde's Gallery  

marcus11x

Registered: 09/2003
Location: Benton, AR
Photos Uplaoded: 110
Comments Left: 0
Love being outside. Except when football is on TV, of course.

I don't think this is a recluse. The abdomen on a recluse is generally much darker, and the violin marking is much wider. Also, recluses legs are usually more widespread when they walk. I have become very familiar with recluses. My house was full of them when we moved in.
10-27-2003 03:41AM View marcus11x's Profile View marcus11x's Gallery  

Kerrick

Registered: 09/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 27
Comments Left: 0

Any idea what this IS then? I can't match it up to anything in my audobon bug book
10-27-2003 04:07AM View Kerrick's Profile View Kerrick's Gallery  

Sigma

Registered: 08/2002
Photos Uplaoded: 48
Comments Left: 0

EEP from the looks of it, it IS. or possibly one of many different variations of the Brown recluse. (It could be a Desert Recluse AKA the "Phantom Recluse") unless its just a house spider. Did he/she have long pedipalps held out forward and together? if so, then your safe.
11-28-2003 04:05PM View Sigma's Profile  

Kerrick

Registered: 09/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 27
Comments Left: 0

I couldn't get her to move around so i could get a pic of the front, no idea about the pedipalps. I live in western NC (mountain/forest region) would a desert recluse be found in such an area? She was indoors, but most likely came in only because of the cold

The house spiders around here usually stay in cobwebs. The only roaming type we usually see indoors are wolf spiders and such things. Never ever seen one like this inside or out far as i know
11-30-2003 08:15PM View Kerrick's Profile View Kerrick's Gallery  

zachstork

Registered: 04/2004
Location: US
Photos Uplaoded: 5
Comments Left: 0
I like spiders, and stuff like that.

Im not sure, but could it be a hobo spider. If it is look out for its bite. Rating: 3/5 
04-15-2004 11:30PM View zachstork's Profile  

yellowsquasher

Registered: 04/2004
Photos Uplaoded: 43
Comments Left: 0

IT couls be. However, it looks more like a yellow sac spider.
06-09-2004 05:51PM View yellowsquasher's Profile View yellowsquasher's Gallery