Brown house spider or brown recluse spider
Description: Brown to black with obvious "fiddle" on back of head and thorax. Chunky body with long, slim legs 2.5 to 4 centimeters (1 to 1 1/2 inches) long.
Habitat: Under debris, rocks, and logs. In caves and dark places.
Distribution: North America.
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