What kind of spider this this?

Asked October 25, 2017, 3:21 PM EDT

Should it be removed from my friends house?

1 Response

Dear Client,

This spider and the egg mass should probably be carefully disposed. Avoid handling this spider. I am not 100% sure as I can not magnify the spider's head large enough to examine the spider's eye pattern, however all other characters including the egg mass indicate that this is one of the recluse spiders (a female) and is probably a brown recluse spider. Those characters include the long legs, shape of the thorax, orientation of the mouthparts and shape and design of the thorax. FMI on recluse spiders, follow these links:

http://www.spiders.us/species/loxosceles-reclusa/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_recluse_spider

Hope this helps!