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Brinn's Basement Spider - Titiotus - male

Brinn's Basement Spider - Titiotus - Male
Bridgeport, Mono County, California, USA
May 4, 2005
Caught 'him' in our basement this morning, it's not the first of its kind to be caught on our property. The last one (sept '04) I let go behind our pump house (plenty of water & insects to eat & places to hide), this one will be put in the same area. Sturctures at end of palps look almost claw-like, palps also have 2 hooks each dorsal to end structures. Would like to know both common and scientific name if possible.

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Brinn's Basement Spider - Titiotus - male Brinn's Basement Spider - Titiotus - male

Moved
Moved from True Spiders.

Three inches?
Sorry, looks more like half that. Can't give you a proper ID without a view of the eye arrangement.

 
Violin
Looks like it could be a violin spider. Don't get bitten by one one these. They are dangerous and have bad bites http://www.museums.org.za/bio/images/spiders/bite3.jpg

 
not a recluse
the violin spider or brown recluse has a dark violin and pale body. i did a bit of reserch on them as i just recently moved to central missouri and they run ramped here. But i also found out they have a harmless coppycat this might be it.

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