recluse or not

Asked July 8, 2020, 2:41 PM EDT

Is this a recluse

Bond County Illinois

1 Response

Good afternoon,

I am unable to determine if it is a recluse or not. From the picture it looks like it has a violin pattern on it but multiple species can have this pattern.

For a positive ID, look at the eyes. Recluse spiders will have 3 groups of two eyes in a semi-circle pattern.

If you need any assistance with looking at the eye pattern, please send me an in focus photo and I would be happy to help.