Loxosceles rufescens
(Mediterranean Recluse)

Picture ID 18460

Picture of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse) - Dorsal

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What spider is this? is this poisonous or harmful?
Thanks

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this looks like a Recluse Spider (Loxosceles sp.), given the location it is most likely Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse). Species in this genus are considered to be of medical significance, and although severe reactions are uncommon it’s best to treat them with due caution. Species ID tentative based on location.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/972397

Thestealthyfox79

Brown recluse spider definitely

Venom-Man

Hi Junngame, I agree this is definitely a recluse spider. I am researching recluse spiders and wondered if your original photo has a geotag of it’s location?

TangledWeb

Do you know the process to access the metadata from a website if the photographer doesn’t have the data?

Venom-Man

Yes, unfortunately there is no metadata associated with the web image, but the original might have?

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