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Old 06-12-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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I saw the following spider on my wall and spritzed it with Raid:



Is this a brown recluse spider or have I accidentally knocked off one of those harmless (to humans) spiders? This specimen, including outstretched legs, measured about 1/2-3/4 inch.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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You need to flip it over so we can see it's back. But, it's probably not.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think they have a 'fiddle' kind of marking on the back.

The picture is blocked on my work computer...I hope its not bug porn.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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I think they have a 'fiddle' kind of marking on the back.

The picture is blocked on my work computer...I hope its not bug porn.
Fiddle is a black widow.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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Fiddle is a black widow.
Hourglass is black widow.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Brown recluse spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fiddle is characteristic of the brown recluse.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Hourglass is black widow.
Correct. A red hour glass on a black spider is most likely a black widow (the only spider that gives me the hebegeebees).

The brown recluse has the fiddle.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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My bet is that when you flip him over, you'll see that fiddle.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I think they have a 'fiddle' kind of marking on the back.

The picture is blocked on my work computer...I hope its not bug porn.
This made me spew coffee.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Default Wolf?

If the back has dark strips, it is a racing bug.

Just kidding. If it has dark stripes, it most likely is a wolf spider, harmless.
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