Zoropsidae
(False Wolf Spiders)

Picture ID 11090

Picture of Zoropsidae (False Wolf Spiders) - Male - Lateral

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Found this spider in the bathtub. I don't know where he has been hiding! Maybe he crawled out of the overflow drain?

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BugmanDan

Hi, no much to work with here, looks to be a male, possibly one of the Agelenidae family like grass house spiders.Little guy seems to have lost a leg.

BugmanDan

Hi.Well,the carapace(body segment) does not have the shape of Loxoceles spiders. If your size guess is close,this would also be very large for recluse Brown recluse refers to Loxoceles reclusa, species specific. There are in fact at least two species of violin spider in California, the desert recluse in imperial county, and a small population of tropical recluse, Loxoceles rufesens in San Diego county. Up around Big Pine, populations of unknown species of violin spider have been found. The good side is it seems these are not synanthropic( associated with human habitat) as such, there are no reports of bites… Read more »

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like one of the False Wolf Spiders (Zoropsidae), compare to this male Titiotus (there are other similar genera in the family, not sure which this is): https://bugguide.net/node/view/1231037/bgimage

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Picture of Zoropsidae (False Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture