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Florida Loxosceles - Loxosceles rufescens - female

Florida Loxosceles - Loxosceles rufescens - Female
Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, USA
November 30, 2013
Loxosceles reclusa or rufescens? The spider was found in a very dry storage unit, at the edge of wall, on ground. The unit is always dark, and I found her in the afternoon. Avoidance of light is noticable, and the specimen is a calm one - not skittish at all. I have lived in FL since 1970, and this is the first Loxosceles I have seen. Thank you for ID help, if possible.

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Moved
Moved from Brown Spiders.

Still not sure...
Sorry, I've been really swamped lately and I'm having a hard time keeping up with the spiders.

Cool shots of the eggs!

Rick Vetter responded regarding your new capapace shot back on 1/19. I'm not sure what he's looking for so don't know how to suggest a better shot for him. I should have asked him that, but like I said... I've been pretty busy. Here's what Rick had to say:

If this is the best that can be offered, I would say more reclusa than rufescens but the definitive would be to see it after it is dead. I get the alerts from the Florida folks and most of the recent interceptions are rufescens.


Also links are allowed and you can make your link live using the following code except replace the () with []: (url=http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/library/True%20Spiders/Loxosceles%20female%20-%20ID%20pending?sort=9&page=1)see link here(/url) will give you this: see link here

Update: Apparently this is an
Update: Apparently this is an adult female. She now has a sac with EWL.

Moved
Moved from Brown Recluse. I heard from Rick Vetter who said about half the reported FL recluse turn out to be L. rufescens, so I'm moving this back to genus level for now.

Do you have a full dorsal shot of the carapace? That view could help Rick ID it to species. Thanks. Also, please leave me a note here if you can get that dorsal view so I will get an automatic email from the system letting me know you responded. (If you just post the image I might miss it).

 
Dorsal carapace
Lynette, thank you for the quick response! I have a few shots, but they are 'hazy'. I'm getting ready to take more pics as per your request. Will upload when done. Sorry for anything I do wrong - first day here. :)

 
Thanks
I'll be gone the rest of today, but should be back this evening.

 
Thank you!
Added dorsal view. In fact, here is a link to the Photobucket album which is open for public viewing:

http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/WickedAttraxion/library/True%20Spiders/Loxosceles%20female%20-%20ID%20pending?sort=9&page=1

If linking isn't allowed, my apologies! Thanks again!

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I am guessing it is more likely L. reclusa. They have been occasionally found in FL.

I'll also email Rick Vetter to see what he thinks.

 
Hi Lynette...
Did Rick Vetter ever respond to your email? I am most curious as to what he thinks. Thank you!

 
Forgot about this.....
will send it to him now. Thanks for the reminder.

 
Sac...
Added new pics of her EWL. I didn't think she was an adult... yikes!

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