What kind of spider is this?

Asked October 13, 2018, 4:29 PM EDT

Hi, I found this guy webbing from my ceiling onto my bed, when I captured him he became highly aggressive. Upon further examination I saw that it had a violin on it so I thought it was a recluse for a minute. But it had striped legs and a patterned abdomen so I don't think it is anymore . My next thought is maybe it was a wolf spider? But I would like to know for sure. Thanks!

Humboldt County California

1 Response


You are correct it isn't a brown recluse. From what I can see here, I would say this is a spitting spider. I would have to see the eyes to be 100% certain but the overall shape and coloration would lead me to that ID.