Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluse spider

The Brown recluse spider is fairly rare, but gets quite a bit of attention. It’s often blamed for spider bites from other species. It however, seldom bites unless handled or disturbed in their nests. The bite does contain venom and can painful and slow to heal.

Infestations of these spiders can be detected by the presence of the skins they shed when growing. This spider is about 1/3rd of an inch in length with long, shiny and smooth legs. Their color varies from flesh colored to dark brown and Its most identifiable characteristic is a dark violin-shaped mark that begins right behind the eyes.