Araneidae
(Orb-weavers)

Picture ID 55899

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Ventral

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Is this a brown recluse? It was found on a messy looking web in the back of my entertainment center. It it had 8 legs and whatd looks to be a black pattern on its butt?

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BugmanDan

Hi. This is hard to work with, but don’t see recluse features. More like cobweb spider like Steatoda triangulosa or Parasteatoda tepidariorum.
Note recluse have no patterns on the abdomen or legs.

ItsyBitsy

This looks like the underside of an Orb-weaver (Araneidae). Behind your entertainment center is an odd place to find one, they would rather be outside.

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