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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Mar 23, 2017 2:33 PM CST
Can anyone identify this spider? It's dead now, but was wondering if it could be poisonous?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2017 2:42 PM CST
It reminds me of a Wolf Spider. There's an image down this page of spiders of Illinois: http://www.spiders.us/species/...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2017 2:44 PM CST
Another link for the Wolf Spider: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... which says they are venemous.

Wolf Spider Chart: http://www.bing.com/images/sea...
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Tisha
Mar 23, 2017 2:54 PM CST
Ain`t she cute!?
Most spiders are beneficial and not poisonous, so don`t fret too much till some one can tell us about this little `gift` Whistling
Name: Rose
Oquawka, IL (Zone 5a)
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Rose1656
Mar 23, 2017 3:04 PM CST
Thanks! It's actually a question for my sister that lives in Florida. I keep telling her to join this site and find out for herself! It must be easier to just ask me to find out for her!

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Tisha
Mar 23, 2017 3:11 PM CST
plantladylin`s sites are convincing. Oky. Now say eeeek! Still hope that`s not the one.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2017 4:20 PM CST
LOL, I thought it was at your place in Illinois but some of the same spiders are found here in Florida that are found in Illinois ... like the Wolf Spider. Green Grin!

It still looks like a Wolf Spider to me but I do not like spiders and I'm about as good at identifying them as I am some plants ... which is NOT good at all. Green Grin!

http://www.spiders.us/species/...
http://southcarolinaparks.com/...
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greene
Mar 23, 2017 5:43 PM CST
Yep, wolf spider. This is a good spider to have in the house. Just leave it alone and it will work for free. If you do not pester the spider it has no reason to bite. If a human or dog should get bitten it will be painful but not deadly.

We sometimes have a wold spider take up residence in the corner between the wall and the ceiling. We don't bother the spider and the spider doesn't bother us. However... Whistling ...if the spider decides to start walking around and getting underfoot, it gets relocated to the great outdoors. Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 23, 2017 5:48 PM CST
Yikes, I don't want a spider of any kind living inside the house. I'd have nightmares of one crawling on me. Green Grin!
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Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Mar 23, 2017 7:26 PM CST
You all ought to hear the suggestions on her post that it's a brown recluse!!! Now she's really freaking out! This would probably be a good time to suggest she join this group, where she'll get more accurate answers. Whistling
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Frillylily
Mar 23, 2017 7:29 PM CST
https://www.google.com/search?...

a type of grass spider

maybe wolf spiders ARE grass spiders? We call them grass spiders here ,but I'd never heard of them being venomous before Shrug!
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McCannon
Mar 23, 2017 8:48 PM CST
I can assure you that spider is not a brown recluse. Ask me how I know. It's a Wolf. They're pretty common in Florida and here in Illinois.
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Frillylily
Mar 24, 2017 8:22 AM CST
I second that it is NOT a recluse. Just google them, you can see images to compare.
Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 24, 2017 8:38 AM CST
@Frillylily, you probably see them in the Springfield area though. We do, and we're pretty aggressive about eradicating them.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 24, 2017 9:06 AM CST
Not a brown recluce. They are probably the tiniest spider there is. You can hardly see them.
Its a wolf spider. Harmless ###
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 24, 2017 11:07 AM CST
Philip, perhaps brown recluse spiders are tiny in your neighborhood, but ours are not. Nothing compared to a Wolf but they can grow to over 3/4" in size, some even bigger.
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Frillylily
Mar 24, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Brown recluse here are very easy to see, they are good sized, they are an aggressive spider. They DO bite and do not hesitate to do it.
They are best described IMO as brown, nothing pretty about them, creepy, and thin looking, they are not a fat or fairy spider and have no color or pattern really. The 'fiddle' is hardly noticeable, at least not from a safe distance. I hate them.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 24, 2017 12:00 PM CST
HOLY COW !😮! 3/4inch. Thats scarry for a poisonous spider. Well ! At least you can see them better !
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 24, 2017 1:57 PM CST
@Frillylily, go to your local farm store and buy Tempo. It's not cheap. Mixes with water to use in a garden sprayer. Spray around doors, windows, and the perimeter of your house, and inside if you have a garage. We very rarely see them since we started using it.
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Frillylily
Mar 24, 2017 2:56 PM CST
Wiki says a recluse can be up to .8 of an inch, I am assuming that is the length of it's body, not including the legs because they are much larger than that when you count the legs on both sides. I am certain with no doubt whatsoever that I have seen them larger than that, even besides my acute fear of them which probably makes me think they are larger than they are. We had them here and at our previous property because both properties had sat empty for length of time (couple of years) and they love unattended yards/homes.

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