Comments & ID Thoughts
Brown recluse? If not what spider please and thank you.
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- Submitted: May 2, 2018
- Photographed: May 2, 2018
- Spider: Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider)
- Location: Naperville , Illinois, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
I would rather go with Sac spider. They are easily distinguishable by their black or dark “feet” in comparison to the rest of the leg’s color. Normally they are a glazy yellowish or redish color, with creamy color body. They don’t spin normal webs, but rather webs that look like little nests ( a white patch / sac hence “sac spider”) that can many times be found between folds of curtains or on wooden walls or roofs. Their bite needs to be looked at as it needs treatment and can cause ugly infection and symptoms of headache and nausea.
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This appears to be a Long-legged Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium mildei) as mentioned above. The extent of the medical significance of their bite has been debated. They’re not currently considered to be of medical significance, everyone’s immune system is different though.