Brown Recluse Spiders
If you live within the
home range of the Brown Recluse Spider
and Habitat'), it is extremely important that you
be able to identify them. From reading this site, you
will have learned how dangerous a bite from the infamous
Brown Recluse Spider can be.
Brown Recluse Spider is considered a small arachnid
species. They range in size from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch.
The first item on the Brown Recluse Spider identify
checklist is their markings. Brown Recluse Spiders have
peculiar dark brown markings along their backside, and
is usually referred to as being 'violin shaped'. This
is how they get their nickname of Violin Spider. Unfortunately,
this can not be the only sign you tell these spiders
by, as other spiders of a similar type have markings
that resemble these as well.
feature of the Brown Recluse Spider that really sets
them apart is their eyes. If you looks closely at their
head (if you are looking at a real one, do not get too
close, and be careful!), you will notice an unusual
set of eyes. Most spiders have 4 pairs of eyes, for
8 in total.
The Brown Recluse Spider only has
3 sets of eyes, or 6 in total. This apparent "missing"
set of eyes is what really sets the Brown Recluse Spider
apart from the rest, and will allow you to identify
the Brown Recluse Spider much easier.