Please identify brown spider in southern Pennsylvania

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Please identify brown spider in southern Pennsylvania

Post by John » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:41:22



I've been seeing these bad boys in our ba***t ever since we moved into
this house.  I don't see them frequently (or less frequently than I used
to) and I don't have any particular fear or hate of spiders, but I want
to make sure that it's not dangerous.

Here is a link to the picture of it (dead).

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

It's not a brown recluse as far as I can tell.  The definitive violin
was conspicuously absent.  In fact, I couldn't make out a pattern of any
kind.  It is primarily dark brown with medium brown highlights, although
in low light it looks completely black. It has some fine hairs on the
legs as you'll see in the photo, but it seems to be pre***ly
hairless.  Now that I think about it, there are no spider webs present
in my ba***t.

Any assistance in identifying what type of spider this is will be
appreciated.

 
 
 

Please identify brown spider in southern Pennsylvania

Post by The Other Jim Hargrov » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:16:13



Quote:
> I've been seeing these bad boys in our ba***t ever since we moved into
> this house.  I don't see them frequently (or less frequently than I used
> to) and I don't have any particular fear or hate of spiders, but I want
> to make sure that it's not dangerous.

> Here is a link to the picture of it (dead).

> http://www.moonsgarden.com/

> It's not a brown recluse as far as I can tell.  The definitive violin
> was conspicuously absent.  In fact, I couldn't make out a pattern of any
> kind.  It is primarily dark brown with medium brown highlights, although
> in low light it looks completely black. It has some fine hairs on the
> legs as you'll see in the photo, but it seems to be pre***ly
> hairless.  Now that I think about it, there are no spider webs present
> in my ba***t.

> Any assistance in identifying what type of spider this is will be
> appreciated.

It's hard to ID spiders from a photo, but it might be a species of
Kukulcania. I have lots of Kukulcania hibernalis around my house,
especially the garage.