Pholcophora americana

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Picture of Pholcophora americana - Dorsal

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Found this on our couch today.

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ItsyBitsy
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Wow, this looks like a Cellar Spider, Pholcophora americana doing a really great impression of a Recluse (Loxosceles). Do you have a clearer image? The eye arrangement between the two species is very different.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/967604/bgimage

ItsyBitsy
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The second image isn’t as clear. Three things I’m looking at to distinguish this from a Recluse (Loxosceles) are the apparent position of the eyes, the length of leg II, and the shape of the abdomen being round. Just for your own comparison, eye placement of a Recluse vs. a Pholcophora:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1177994/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1070864/bgimage

Leg length and abdomen shape:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1155180/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1030618/bgimage

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