Found two of these in my barn today. Was told it was a brown recluse but I want some help identifying it
Thanks for getting a second opinion. In my experience, if the spider is big most people call it a wolf spider, if it is brownish people assume it’s a brown recluse. I don’t think brown recluses range into Wisconsin. They also don’t have a pattern of markings on their sides. I haven’t seen one in-person (I live in a Northern state). In photos they appear somewhat translucent pinkish tan. Your spider resembles an orb web spider. Possibly a male or a juvenile female.The orb web is round, like the spiderweb emoji. An exception is the web of a male, it… Read more »
Hi, this looks like a Common House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum.