I think this might be a brown recluse. It was inside the cat litter box today...

Asked August 13, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

I think this might be a brown recluse. It was inside the cat litter box today on the ground floor of my house. I live in S. Russell, Geauga County 44022. Thanks in advance! Dave York

Geauga County Ohio

3 Responses

Dave: It is definitely not a brown recluse spider. I have included a picture of a brown recluse and note that on the cephalothorax, from the mouthparts pointing back toward the abdomen, there is a brown violin-shaped marking, with no other markings on the abdomen.

I believe your spider is very common one in this area and is one of the types of wolf spiders, which frequent Geauga County.

Hope this helps! erik

Thanks very much for your quick reply Erik! Dave