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Showing 3 types of RECLUSE SPIDERS

Brown Recluse Spider

Latin Name: Loxosceles reclusa

Latin Family Name: Loxoscelidae

There are 11 species of Loxosceles that are native to the United States, and at least one imported species that is found in the southwest. The Brown Recluse, L. reclusa, has the widest range, from a small area of western Florida to Texas and north to Iowa. It has been found sporadically as a transient in other states. The other 10 native species are found in the southwest from Texas to California.

Chilean Recluse Spider

Latin Name: Loxosceles laeta

This species is native to much of South America, but commonly hitchhikes on exported materials. It has been found in several Central America countries, in Finland, and in scattered states in the U.S., including California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Kansas. It does not appear currently to be a breeding resident in North America.

Desert Recluse Spider

Latin Name: Loxosceles deserta

This is a native species in the southwest U.S.

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