Brown recluse spider -The violin pattern is not diagnostic, as other spiders can have similar markings (e.g. cellar spiders and pirate spiders). For definitive identification it is imperative to examine the eyes. While most spiders have eight eyes, recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in pairs (dyads) with one median pair and two lateral pairs. Only a few other spiders have three pairs of eyes arranged in this way
Brown recluse have a distinctively smooth appearance, compared to most other spiders its size. The Jumping spider is a natural predator to the brown recluse. I knew I liked jumping spiders for a good reason other than...I think their cute.
Brown recluse spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Careful my nephew was bitten by this thing!!!....a 5 day battle with a Brown Recluse spider bite! They cut the bite out and cauterized the dead skin area! Scary stuff! I never saw the spider! The venom eats your skin away. Not fun. 2 more weeks to heal they say