I am guessing it may be a recluse or relative. I have additional pictures
Can anyone confirm the identity of this spider? It was crawling in my living room.
Hi. What I see, looks to be a male southern house spider,sub adult. Perhaps you can compare to those.
If this looks to be your spider,these are regarded as totally harmless.(Hollenbeck)
They are often mistaken for recluse and needlessly persecuted. the protruding pedipalps is the quickest way to spot these. A couple of mine.
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Thanks bug a Dan! That is a big relief. I usually capture most spiders (and have recently convinced my wife to do the same) and toss them outside. What we usually run across are wolf spider’s or 6 spotted water spiders (live near a large pond and lake) I get the occasional female house spider but had not seen one of these. Had me concerned (especially since my Grand daughter (3) found it and was pointing it out. Thanks again, you nailed it.
You are welcome. What threat there would be with these, your grand daughter could be a bit hard on them. The wolf spiders and fishing spiders can be provoked to a painful bite, venomous,but not medically significant.