Philodromidae
(Running Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 11296

Picture of Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders) - Dorsal

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I live in northeast Ohio. It is a warm evening and saw this in the ceiling about 930 pm. Wife is concerned it's a Brown Recluse. I know the picture isn't the best.

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BugmanDan

Hi. well,I am on a poor computer to say for certain this is not a recluse, the best feature for something like this is the 6 eyes in 3 pairs.
The general appearance though looks to be a running crab spider in th Philodromidae family.
A close look, you can compare with these:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1964/bgimage

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Picture of Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders) - Male - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Philodromidae (Running Crab Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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