A baby brown recluse spider is a slightly lighter color than the adult of the species; the adult's color ranges from dull yellow to dark brown. There are no spots or stripes on the spider's abdomen.Continue Reading
A violin-shaped mark on the spider's dorsum is its most characteristic trait. This marking gave the brown recluse its nickname of "fiddle-back" spider. The presence of this marking and the spiders eyes are used to make a positive identification.
Brown recluse spiders live in dark places in basements, barns and homes. Its range is in the central southern United States from western Florida to Texas.Learn more about Spiders