The brown recluse spider or fiddleback spider is a spider with a venomous bite. The color of various individuals of both types may vary, but there is one important identifying factor. The brown recluse spider always has a uniformly-colored abdomen, while the wolf spider’s abdomen has patches and lines in different colors. While identifying and understanding this spider is extremely important in the event of an encounter it is also important to know that the Brown Recluse Spider is not common in Arizona.
The range lies roughly south of a line from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the southern states, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia and north to Kentucky. There are other species of the genus Loxosceles native to the southwestern part of the United States, including Arizona, that may resemble the brown recluse, but these species have never been documented as medically significant.
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