Brown Recluse (Violin Spider)
The name “violin spider” describes a characteristic marking on this animal: there is a violin-shaped patch on the broad, almost heart-shaped cephalothorax (the “head” as opposed to the abdomen). The overall color is usually a grayish-yellow-brown, the oblong abdomen covered with gray hairs. The legs are darker than the body and are long and slim. Females are larger then males. The webs are small, irregular and untidy. These spiders are usually seen walking or running around, not in a web.