Pholcus

Picture ID 4232

Picture of Pholcus - Lateral

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Brown recluse

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID … you have Cellar Spiders (Pholcus sp.). These are nothing to be concerned over! If you’re worried about Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) spiders I’d let these be as they may provide natural pest control, they can potentially prey on a Recluse and mostly keep to themselves behind furniture and in other dark corners. They’re very timid and a bite from one would likely be a non-event (everyone’s immune system is different though). “The Myth Busters” did an episode about these and their bite some time ago.

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