Comments & ID Thoughts
This spider is larger than any brown recluse I’ve ever seen, so I’m not certain that it is one. It was so large that at first I thought it was some kind of fishing spider. Bigger than a half dollar, which I thought was too big for a recluse, and it has a white capital Y shape on its carapace. I thought the brown recluse would always have a black/dark violin shape. This spider was found outside right next to a campfire ring at Montauk State Park in the Missouri Ozarks.
Is this a Brown Recluse?
Could it be something in the Kukulcania genus? Possibly some kind of Crevice Weaver?
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- Submitted: May 17, 2019
- Photographed: May 16, 2019
- Spider: Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider)
- Location: Jadwin , Missouri, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Forest
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Typo, not a capital T but a capital Y
Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂
Hi, you were close, Nursery Web Spiders and Fishing Spiders are in the same family, Pisauridae. They are very similar.