(Loxosceles reclusa)

- Typically do not enter homes freely, but brought indoors with household products.
- Not active in rooms that are regularly used. Usually found in closets, storage areas and used clothes and bedding.
- It is a nocturnal hunter.
- Usually 1/4 inch in length with violin shaped markings in the thorax. All other brown spiders have no markings.
- It does not survive winters in unheated structures in Maryland. It does not make webs and will move along rapidly.
- Capable of inflicting a potentially dangerous bite when provoked. Seek medical attention immediately.


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