Loxosceles rufescens
(Mediterranean Recluse)

Picture ID 3511

Picture of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse) - Lateral

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I just moved to France from the US and found this spider on the wall in the morning, just sitting there not moving. Length including legs around 10-15 mm.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 The spider appears to be a Mediterranean Recluse (Loxosceles rufescens), a relative of the Brown Recluse you’re probably already familiar with. Although bites and serious reactions are uncommon, species in this genus are considered medically significant so be careful when removing them.

ItsyBitsy

Note to admin.: species page needed for L. rufescens.

Kyle

Filed.

Additional Pictures

Picture of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Loxosceles rufescens (Mediterranean Recluse) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture