Loxosceles reclusa, Brown Recluse. Positive ID can be made by counting the eyes. Recluse have 6 eyes, 3 pairs, other spiders have 8.
This is a male Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis). They are frequently mistaken for Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa). An easy way to distinguish them is the extra long pedipalps (leg-like appendages near the spider’s mouth).
Male Kukulcania: *evolves to look like a dangerous brown recluse to deter predators*
Humans: *kill it because they think it’s a recluse*
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I wish people wouldn’t just kill these, they don’t even bite:
I tried to stop my (extremely arachnophobic) co-worker from killing the Black Widow living behind the dishwasher. My argument:
She eats the roaches and crickets for us; she’s not likely to leave her web; she’s very unlikely to bite anyone; even if she did 85% of BW bites are dry; that spider-killing poison spray is more toxic than she is; and she’s really cool and I’ve grown attached to her.
But he killed her because “iT’s PoIsOnOuS!” and we have a guy who sprays (more hazardous poison) for the roaches and crickets and whatnot.