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Photo#478375
Brown Recluse? - Loxosceles reclusa

Brown Recluse? - Loxosceles reclusa
December 10, 2010
Size: 1 cm
Blue Earth County, Mankato, MN

This specimen was brought to me by a student who works at FedEx. Apparently it was alive and well in a box that was being repacked. Origin is questionable. It was barely alive due to the cold but was in good condition when I received it.

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Brown Recluse? - Loxosceles reclusa Brown Recluse? - Loxosceles reclusa Left palp - Loxosceles reclusa - male

Moved
Moved from Recluse Spiders. Keyed out using Gertsch & Ennik, 1983 to L. reclusa.

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A male; nice specimen! I'd definitely be interested in receiving it, if not already spoken for.

-K

 
Since the known spider fauna
Since the known spider fauna of Minnesota has quite a few holes in it, this specimen may represent a significant record. I think I may see if the Bell Museum of Natural History is interested in it first. I'll keep you in mind.

 
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Okay, thanks. I see your point, but didn't it come out of a box in transit? It may be only a significant record for Fedex.

(I'd of course post images of the pedipalp for species verification.)

 
Minnesota
I've done some creative editing on the location of this spider. Bugguide tries to make sure it's showing states where spiders are found naturally, not one that may have been shipped in by FedEx. Therefore, I've removed the State designator from the images and replaced them by putting them in the city/location field. This way the image will remain in the guide, but won't give false range data on the map.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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