Brown Recluse

Large Brown Recluse Spider

My children were playing outside and came across this large spider. You can see that she has her egg sac still attached.

Be careful when digging around in your flower bed! This brown lady was found hiding under mulch.

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UCantBeSerious says ... on Thursday, Jun 23 at 11:32 AM

Anyone can clearly see its a Pan Flute and not a Brown Recluse....If U watch long enough, U will see Zamfir play it.

Chad says ... on Wednesday, Sep 8 at 9:10 AM

This story is most popular story of the day again? You think coming home from IRAQ might bump it down a notch.

Terence Jones says ... on Wednesday, Sep 8 at 1:38 AM

Not really sure what this spider is but I have seen a lot of sac carrying spiders in my yard and plus I think I have caught a brown recluse underneath my watermeter lid, if I had a digital camera I would show a picture of it.

ThisIsGreat says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 10:23 PM

Spider-Pig... Spider-Pig... Does whatever a Spider-Pig does....

The Rice Is Moving says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 9:32 PM

Looks more like a really fancy yacht to me... but I'll buy the mountain goat theory.

Brent Mustardberger says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 2:28 PM

YOU PEOPLE...you know NOTHING about CARS or SPIDERS! This board is truly becoming unreadable! Geeeesh! This USED to be my FIRST stop for breaking news about local insects and INFORMED car opinions. Well, INC, you've lost this loyal reader.

Joey gladstone says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 2:20 PM

You have an eclipse....ppssaaaaa weak. I have a black widow camino that has 5,430 hp. Not only do i have a sack of eggs in the back I have Jeff Daniels from the best spider movie of all time. Oh and this spider has aids.

Vincent Chase says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 1:54 PM

There is no way your uncle's Eclipse gets 27 mpg, highway or city! Honestly (and I bet I'm not the only one on this board that thinks this) I HIGHLY doubt that your uncle even has an Eclispe. He prob drives a Taurus, although they do get good mpg.

Murray hewitt says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 1:50 PM

Check me. I got a red one. Great story top gun motors. Great mpg. This spider has taken over my family. We have decided to lock our children in the basement.

Top Gun Motors says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 1:36 PM

My uncle has a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder. It has a drop top that opens in a mere 19 seconds, gets 27 MPG on the highway with bluetooth capabilities! He got a black one, but I told him the yellow would look sharp.Look for him going 95 on the Regan.

Marty Wright says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 12:12 PM

I wasn't drinking, it was skittles and rum cake!!

Jesse Donaldson says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 11:51 AM

it's a "mystic spider"... one that has magical powers that include, but are not limited to, swing sets, car alarms, listening to creed, and taking bits and pieces of other peoples personalities to make up its own

Bud Larr says ... on Tuesday, Sep 7 at 10:34 AM

After carefully looking at the spider, I noticed that it's face is nearly identical to Marty wright. With that being said, the spider was obviously intoxicated, and that's why it was in the mulch.

Anonymous says ... on Monday, Sep 6 at 2:42 PM

It looks like a male for sure!!

chikinTexas says ... on Monday, Sep 6 at 9:05 AM

It's a wolf spider. Educate yourself! Don't frighten your kids about spiders. The only ones to worry about are brown recluse and black/brown widows. Learn about their environments and how to recognize them and their webs.

anonymous says ... on Saturday, Sep 4 at 7:56 AM

It's a wolf spider. Case closed.

jerry says ... on Friday, Sep 3 at 11:44 PM

Many of you correctly note that this is not a recluse. They have longer legs and a smaller body than the one in the pics. The recluse has a two part body with the violin marking as previously stated. We have a lot of them in northern Indiana.

Kirk says ... on Friday, Sep 3 at 3:10 PM

That doesn't look like a brown recluse at all. The other poster stated about the violin marking on its head being the true identifier. That is a pretty poor photo as well.

BC Bill says ... on Sunday, Aug 22 at 2:16 AM

10:25pmm aug. 21, 2010 (today) saw a HUGE Brown Recluse, so large I took pix with a measuring tape beside it @ 41/2", not a black widow, daddy long-legs or a wolf spider. No question. The one in the above pic doesn't really look like a brown recluse.

R.I.P.tide says ... on Thursday, Jan 7 at 5:13 PM

Pink, This is hilarious....you should have Porch photoshop little skates on the spider and see how many people want to talk about it! I wish I would have thought a spidery derby name!!!!

J K in Selah , Washington says ... on Saturday, Nov 7 at 12:29 AM

Looking for identification of spider leaving large pink egg sacs under house eves. Stickier than most. At least twice as large as others. We do have Black Widows and Brown recluse in our area. We have seen both and some realy stange ones .

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Oct 30 at 11:45 PM

Yes, agree, they are usually smaller with violin on back. I got bit and had months of healing a large hole on my leg where the skin died and sunk large hole in my leg. I also know of someone who died from a bite on cheek. These are serious!!

Bonnie says ... on Sunday, Oct 25 at 7:55 AM

Deadly poison or not, a spider bite can be troublesome. Even the most harmless spider can leave a nasty bite. My son had an allergic reaction to a wolf spider that ended up costing tons of money in Doc bills and medication. KILL IT!

Anonymous says ... on Tuesday, Oct 6 at 12:52 PM

Possibly! Sounds like we need to get you on some skates and give you a cool spider name! Its loads of fun! ;)

Your mom says ... on Monday, Oct 5 at 12:53 PM

Will Brown Recluse spiders be skating with the derby?

pinkpainther says ... on Thursday, Sep 24 at 8:13 AM

Does anyone in Fort Wayne love roller derby?? It is way more exciting than this spider! This story is in the most popular catagory today but not yet is one derby story been this popular! Girls skating derby with hard hits to eachother is WAY better!

pinkpainther says ... on Thursday, Sep 24 at 8:09 AM

I agee its a wolf spider!

Deb says ... on Wednesday, Sep 23 at 1:41 PM

hahaha wow these comments cracked me up

NishiAnila says ... on Wednesday, Jul 8 at 7:04 PM

i don't think its a brown recluse, Kenneth Wells is right about the violin marking on its head.i was bitten by one in oklahoma. poison can kill if you wait too long for help. while black widow paralyzes its victim, recluse decays the flesh.

Chardrac says ... on Wednesday, Jul 8 at 4:55 PM

It is not a wolf spider, anonymous, i have seen many wolf spiders, that it isnt. however i do not think it is a brown recluse,but still would not want to come into contact with it.

jerry says ... on Monday, Jul 6 at 3:01 PM

This does not appear to be a brown recluse. You can see pictures on many sites and this one doesn't match.

rat terrier says ... on Saturday, Jul 4 at 2:33 PM

i think that is our first lady!

Pink PAINther says ... on Friday, Jul 3 at 11:16 AM

WOW! Funny! Reading all these comments just made my day! Love it!

fourth of july says ... on Thursday, Jul 2 at 10:24 PM

It is representative Oxley pretending to be a brown recluse.

confused says ... on Thursday, Jul 2 at 10:28 AM

why in the world does the "animal expert" think it is a wild hyena?????????? it is obviously a cheetah. this spots are perfect circles. hyena's spots are much more distorted

don says ... on Thursday, Jul 2 at 10:09 AM

it is a mountain goat, look at the legs. the feet are designed for rugged terrain. everybody thought this is a brown recluse!!!!! you guys need to watch some more national geographic.

animal expert says ... on Wednesday, Jul 1 at 4:06 PM

i think it is a wild hyena, especially because of all the spots

always right says ... on Wednesday, Jul 1 at 3:20 PM

that is a butterfly

mr. intelligent says ... on Wednesday, Jul 1 at 9:55 AM

wolf spider? come on!!!!! i see more of a coyote in it. you look it up.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jul 1 at 9:43 AM

morons! it is wolf spider, look it up.

Bug enthusiast says ... on Tuesday, Jun 30 at 5:05 PM

Thoroughly entertained...keep em' comin!

jean says ... on Tuesday, Jun 30 at 8:36 AM

I can't tell from the picture, but if it is a recluse, be careful. The poison can kill and infect the skin and create huge problems. There are many sites you can find pictures to compare and also information that might be a life saver.

Eddie says ... on Monday, Jun 29 at 7:18 PM

The pictures I have seen of a brown recluse show much longer legs.

jerry says ... on Friday, Jun 26 at 11:39 AM

amber knows her sac's

Amber says ... on Friday, Jun 26 at 10:41 AM

More than likely it's not a brown recluse, but what's known as a Sac Spider.. often times they're yellow, but they can also be brownish. Sac spider bites are still poisonous. The Purdue extension office on the IPFW campus can ID spiders...

Kenneth Wells says ... on Friday, Jun 26 at 10:19 AM

If you get bit by a brown recluse you need to get to hospital because they plant their eggs in the bite so when the baby ones are born they start to eat you inside your skin and it can get real bad you can die from it.

Kenneth Wells says ... on Friday, Jun 26 at 10:14 AM

Your picture of a so called brown recluse doesn't look like a brown recluse. The best way to tell one is the up side down Violin shape on back of head if it don't have that it not a brown recluse . I live in Ocala Florida and they are every where.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jun 25 at 2:13 PM

lol@ the idiots.... daddy long leg, black widow... ha!

i know it all says ... on Thursday, Jun 25 at 1:48 PM

that is a black widow

Pink Painther says ... on Wednesday, Jun 24 at 6:33 PM

I might not know a brown recluse but I DO KNOW a daddy long leg spider and the spider that I took pitures of was NOT a daddy long leg.

bug expert says ... on Wednesday, Jun 24 at 9:27 AM

that is a "daddy longed leg"

Bug man says ... on Tuesday, Jun 23 at 10:54 PM

The brown recluse is found more in southern Indiana, but can be found in the north. While usually not too dark, they can be. Some spiders carry their egg sack with them, but the brown recluse does not. Wolf spiders are often mistaken for them.

Mindy says ... on Monday, Jun 22 at 9:41 PM

Sounds like you checked it carefully. Usually those spiders like to be inside, particularly in closets. Their bite isn't deadly necessarily, but it does cause sickness. I ended up ''bombing" my house to rid it of the little monsters a few years ago.

pinkpainther says ... on Monday, Jun 22 at 1:42 PM

This following link has some great info and it has one of the pictures I compared this spider with. I hope this helps. http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/arachnids/spiders/brown_recluse_spider/

Pink PAINther says ... on Monday, Jun 22 at 1:16 PM

I looked up several images online and it looks like a brown recluse to me. However, I am not an expert so I cannot be 100% sure.

Mindy says ... on Monday, Jun 22 at 7:34 AM

Are you quite sure that is a brown recluse? The shape seems off. many times the large brown sac spiders in the garden are harmless. I do agree with Brandon though-- if it is indeed a recluse, they can be very poisonous.

Brandon says ... on Friday, Jun 19 at 11:01 PM

i dont hurt insects outside but those are dangerous KILL IT

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