Picture ID 132625

Picture of unidentified spider

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Looks to be a brown recluse to me but I’m not 100% sure. Found it in a closet where my 4 year old was hiding during a game of his and seek.

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  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2020
  • Photographed: Dec 2, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Vail, Arizona, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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I must agree with you. It is indeed a brown recluse.


It looks like a male southern house spider to me. Only because I do not see the distinctive violin shape nor can I see the 3 pairs of eyes totaling 6 that a recluse would have. Have you noticed any funnel webbing outside your home? The females will usually stay in the webbing where as the males go out to mate.


The violin shape is shown on the carapace and is visible in this picture. The eyes are hard to see in this pic but you can see the three groupings of eyes. It is in fact a brown recluse, not sure which species but Loxosceles arizonica is a good guess.


I can clearly see this is not a brown recluse, and they don’t live in Arizona.
Not a recluse at all. Except for the manner it is holding its palps, this could be a male southern house spider but doesn’t look right for that either.


There are at least three species of brown recluse found in Arizona. This is most likely Loxosceles arizonica. Kukulcania spp. have palps much closer together than the spider in this picture. https://bugguide.net/node/view/200122/bgimage


I agree this is a recluse for sure. Kukulcania is far different as you have said. The tell take violin shape is there and the Kukulcania eye arrangement would be just about visible from this angle if it was in fact Kukulcania, which it is not.