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Spider - Loxosceles reclusa - female

Spider - Loxosceles reclusa - Female
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
August 6, 2008
Size: 6mm (1/4")
Sac spider ?
Please help with ID.

This is from Loxosceles. Note the six eyes and violin pattern.

I'm not absolutely certain this is a Brown Recluse or one of the other members of Loxosceles. You're really in the range for the Brown Recluse, but other Brown spiders can end up in other locations in isolated incidents.

An expert might be needed to narrow it down for sure.

Info in guide at:

I disagree. It's to small to be a Fiddleback and the leg spread to body size doesn't seem consistent with a recluse to me. However, this one was in a tight corner opening between the wall and the door trim with its legs sticking out when it wasn't eating or attacking, which is a consistent "pose" with other Fiddlebacks I've seen.
And yes, Fiddlebacks are very prevalent around here and I see them quite often, but only adults. I suppose this might be a young Fiddleback but I still have doubts that it's a recluse.

looks correct. The six eyes are clearly visible, but it may be a juvenile like you mentioned.

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