Picture ID 159073

Picture of unidentified spider

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No clue what it is. Middle Tn on the deck, freaked out my gf. Good spider or dangerous spider? Please help.

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  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2022
  • Photographed: Jul 3, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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It’s difficult to tell due to the picture quality, but that appears to be a brown recluse.
I believe I can see at least two separate eye clusters (the third isn’t visible due to the quality) and the violin shape on the cephalothorax.


Yes, brown recluse


Brown recluse. If you’re seeing a bunch you have a couple of options. Sticky bug traps are cheap and available on Amazon or anywhere. Get a lot. Get a bug spray made for them. It won’t kill all of them because they can hold their breath till the toxin is gone, but it will kill some and it will kill the other bugs they eat which will drive them out. You also need to clear out any clutter and piles they can hide in, especially cardboard because they eat the glue in the binding. Another option is to contact an… Read more »