a brown recluse

What does a brown recluse look like?

What does a brown recluse look like? – The brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is arguably the most feared and most misunderstood spider species in North America. So, here we will find out how to tell if a spider is not a brown recluse. But before we do, it’s important to note that even if you do find a brown recluse, it’s not that big a deal.

Brown recluse spiders are notable for their characteristic violin pattern on the back of the cephalothorax, the body part to which the legs attach. The violin pattern is seen with the base of the violin at the head of the spider and the neck of the violin pointing to the rear. These small non-hairy spiders are yellowish-tan to dark brown in color with darker legs. They have legs about one inch in length. The name of the genus, Loxosceles, means six eyes. Most other spiders have eight eyes. Yet this unique feature of the brown recluse is lost on the casual observer because the eyes are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

a brown recluse
a brown recluse

a brown recluse
a brown recluse
a brown recluse
Picture of a brown recluse

a brown recluse
a brown recluse
Picture
a brown recluse
a brown recluse

a brown recluse
a brown recluse
a brown recluse
a brown recluse

a brown recluse
a brown recluse