Loxosceles
(Recluse Spiders)

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Picture of Loxosceles (Recluse Spiders) - Male - Dorsal
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Villagecreep

Um I probably wouldn’t pick it up this looks like it may be a Brown Recluse ( Loxosceles reclusa), but the abdomen is a just a bit too skinny.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, given the location this is most likely a Mediterranean Recluse (Loxosceles rufescens). I can’t rule out Brown Recluse (L. reclusa), or Chilean Recluse (L. laeta) from an image like this though. Brown Recluse would be more common to the north, and Chilean Recluse has been found in Polk Co.

ItsyBitsy

You’re welcome. It probably didn’t come up the drain but climbed into the tub and hid in the opening of the drain… you can reduce their numbers by sealing up any cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation etc., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside, sticky traps can be placed along where the floor meets the wall behind furniture or anywhere you can’t seal that you think they could get in at.

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Picture of Loxosceles spp. (Recluse Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Loxosceles spp. (Recluse Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Loxosceles spp. (Recluse Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture