"WHAT SPIDER IS IT?" If you want to know the identity of a spider or other arachnid you have encountered, send a digital photo of it to Dr. Rovner. Only e-mails with attached sharp, close-up photos will yield a response. Words alone do not suffice.
Otherwise, use the following methods:
BEST METHOD: Compare the spider with pictures provided in an illustrated guide such as SPIDERS AND THEIR KIN by Levi et al (St. Martin's Press. ISBN 1582381569), available in local bookstores and the internet for about $7 or less.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD: Examine pictures via the Internet: We have some at our site, and we provide links to other arachnology sites on the web. In particular, you should try the following sites:
BROWN RECLUSE? Follow this link if you are you worried that a particular spider might be a brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)
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AAS Information Request -- Net Form
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