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Brown Recluse, The Violin Spider
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Loxosceles reclusa
Family Name:
Loxoscelidae
Life Span:
average is 2-4 years, though some have lived more than 7 years in laboratory conditions.
Size:
about 1/2 inch long
Color:
light tan to dark brown, with the violin marking being darker in color.
Diet:
mostly insects
Poisonious:
yes, sometimes their bites can be mild to serious, and occasionally fatal
 
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Brown Recluse, The Violin Spider

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Brown Recluse, The Violin Spider Description
  There are some definite physical features in the brown recluse spiders. One of these definite features is the violin-shaped marking on their dorsal surface. The other feature is the fact that they have six equal-sized eyes arranged in three pairs. Most other spiders have eight eyes that are arranged in two rows of four. The abdomens of all recluses are covered with fine hairs and no coloration patterns. Its legs are also covered with fine hairs.  
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