What kind of spider is this

Asked April 20, 2017, 3:27 PM EDT

My son picked this spider up from a wood pile in the back yard. I told him that it was a brown Recluse. But then I read on a spider web site that you cant find brown recluse spiders in Southern California. Can somebody tell me what kind of spider this is. chino California

San Bernardino County California

1 Response

Not a brown recluse. You can get information on brown recluse and see pictures of this spiders here: https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/43787

I am not familiar with most of the common spider species, so cannot help any more than that. You might search the web for a guide to spiders.