Brown Recluse

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About the Brown Recluse

Identified by a dark brown to black violin shape behind the head, the Brown Recluse is light to dark brown with a darker abdomen and measure between ½ to 1 inch in size. They also have 6 pairs of eyes where most spiders have 8. These spiders are commonly found in dark areas like piles of rocks, leaves or fallen trees. The venom of a Brown Recluse can lead to necrosis if medical assistance is not sought.