Brown Recluse

Loxosceles reclusa

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The Brown Recluse, also known as the Fiddler Spider, is approximately 3/8 inch long.   They build a loose sheet web, often under rocks or in buildings.  The thorax has a dark brown shape in the form of a violin or fiddle.  Human reaction to the bite of a Brown Recluse is variable, ranging from no reaction to the formation of a severe ulcer around the bite area.

Other internet resources:
Brown Recluse Spider - University of Kentucky
Brown Recluse - Spiders of Kentucky
Identifying and Misidentifying the Brown Recluse Spider - Dermatology Online Journal

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