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Bug ID Please [a: theridiid spider]

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  1. jt90808

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jul 12 2017 16:57:41
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    Hi Everyone-

    I am aware that this isn't a bed bug, but is a spider, but I am hoping someone can identify what kind of spider. I have found three or four spiders dead that look exactly like this in my apartment. Could this be a brown recluse spider? I live in CA and I know they are not native here, but you never know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted 4 months ago
    Wed Jul 12 2017 17:27:46
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    Not a brown recluse. Actually that common name brown recluse refers to Loxosceles reclusa, but there can be other species of Loxosceles. L. rufescens is one species from the Mediterranean region that gets moved about by people. This one looks like a theridiid spider.

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    Posted 4 months ago
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    Thanks Lou! Are these spiders poisonous?

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    jt90808 - 44 minutes ago  » 
    Thanks Lou! Are these spiders poisonous?

    Venomous, but not medically important.


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