||Light to dark brown, with characteristic dark brown violin marking on back
||Found in the south central Midwest from Ohio to Nebraska and southward through Texas to Georgia
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Brown recluse spiders have a characteristic dark brown violin
marking on their back.
Brown recluse spiders are nocturnal and eat other bugs like
cockroaches and crickets. Male brown recluse spiders wander farther
than females and will crawl into shoes or other clothing.
Brown recluse spiders often live outdoors in debris and wood
piles. They can be found indoors in storage areas and dark
Like the black widow spider, the brown recluse spider bites in
defense and does not bite humans instinctively. They will bite
humans when the clothing they are hiding in is worn. The brown
recluse spider bite is painful and can produce an open, ulcerating