Pisaurina mira
(Nursery Web Spider)

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Picture of Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider) - Dorsal

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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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ItsyBitsy
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Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

TangledWeb
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Hi, you were close, Nursery Web Spiders and Fishing Spiders are in the same family, Pisauridae. They are very similar.

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