Picture ID 193992

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Curious if this is a brown recluse, appears to match the color and shape, but fangs on the front are off. Didn’t get a clear shot of the eyes. I know they aren’t supposed to be in AZ, though.

This is the third spider we’ve seen like this in our house, want to know if we should step up our home treatment

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  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2024
  • Photographed: Mar 7, 2024
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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I really suspect this is Artima atlanta, Giant daddy longleg spider.
Usually they have noticeable banding on the legs.
If this is a recluse, it would be Desert recluse.
You simply need a good look at the eyes to be certain.
Species Artema atlanta – BugGuide.Net
Species Loxosceles deserta – Desert Recluse – BugGuide.Net


It’s one of the harmless cellar spiders (family Pholcidae), male.

I have no doubt that it’s NOT a recluse (genus Loxosceles).

You can find them in your home, they usally live inside of building. They are harmless and they hunt insects good. They usually just stay in their webs.