Brown Recluse: size: 3/8” in body length. Colors vary from yellowish, to light tan, to dark brown with the body diversely covered with small hairs giving it a velvety appearance. Characteristic dark brown violin marking on the dorsal carapace. Has six eyes situated in three diads arranged in a semicircle pattern (majority of spiders have eight eyes). 
 
Nest sites: Brown recluse are most active at night. During the day, they rest in hidden locations within the structures they infest. They are fond of building their retreats and resting on wooden surfaces, such as inside furniture, cardboard boxes, wall voids and in the wood framing of crawlspaces, basements and attics. They are not often found far from structures.
Brown Recluse