Loxosceles reclusa (brown recluse spider, hobo spider, violin spider)

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Six eyes, including legs, diameter twice the diameter of a penny



  • indigenous to south central United States.
    • Texas to Tennessee, southern Illinois to the Florida panhandle
    • secluded, dry sheltered areas
    • bites may occur if spider has concealed itself in clothing or upholstery


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