Fiddler Spider identification - what does it look like?
These spiders can be a brown, grey
or even a very deep yellow colour, they also usually
have markings on their dorsal side of their cephalothrax, with a black line pointing to the rear of
the spider that looks like a violin neck.
What do the Fiddler Spider eat? What is its prey?
The Fiddler Spider prefers the
- Other soft
Is the Fiddler Spider poisonous?
All types (except Uloboridae) are poisonous! As it states in its name, the Brown
"Recluse" spider is not aggressive, bites from this
spider are rare. This spider only normally bits a person
when it is pressed up against the skin, for instance, when
tangled up within someone's clothing, bath towel or in
bedding. If bitten, most bites are minor with no
necrosis (necrosis is the premature death of cells and
living tissue), however, in a few cases bites produce
severe dermonecrotic lesions and sometimes, severe
systemic symptoms. In very bad cases, this can lead to
organ damage and death. For a fatality to occur, the
person may have a week immune system or children under 7
A few species of Fiddler Spider bites form a
necrotizing ulcer that destroys soft tissue that can
take months to heal and also leave deep scares. If bitten, an ice pack is to be applied to help control
inflammation, with the application of Aloe Vera to help
soothe and control the pain, also prompt medical care
should be sort after. If the spider can be captured, it
is best to bring it with the patient for identification.
How big is the Fiddler Spider?
The size of the Fiddler Spider can be between 6 to
20 millimetres but may grow bigger.
Where does the Fiddler Spider live, what is its habitat?
The Fiddler Spider is native to the United States.
This spider can be found predominately in woodpiles,
sheds, closets, beds, garages, plenum, cellae's and
other places that are dry and in generally undisturbed
places. When living in a human residents, they seam to
favour cardboards, maybe because it resembles rotting
tree bark which they would normally make their home in
the wild. They have also been found living in shoes,
inside dressers, in bed sheets that aren't used very
often, in stacks or piles of clothes, behind pictures
and when the ambient temperature is lower they will be
found near sources of warmth.
What is the average life span of the Fiddler Spider?
This type of spider lives on average for 1.5 years
with a few living well over 2 years.
Does the Fiddler Spider have good eyesight?
Generally speaking the spider has poor eyesight and
un like most spiders, having eight eyes, they have six.
Facts and Information about
the Fiddler Spider
Did you know the following facts
about the arachnid commonly known as the Fiddler Spider?
Classification of the Fiddler Spider
- Fact One - Eggs are deposited in sheltered areas and in off
white egg sacks
- Fact Two - Spider lings will malt five to eight times before
- Fact Three - The abdomen is covered with fine short hairs
- Fact Four - These spiders only have six eyes
- Fact Five - When threatened, they usually flee
- Fact Six - They will avoid conflict
Species of spiders are classified according to shared
physical characteristics. Spider taxonomy is the science
of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms
in a hierarchical system. This method of classification
helps when a description of 40,000 spiders is required!
The organization of living things have seven major
categories: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family,
Genus, Species. The classification of the Fiddler Spider is as
(Kingdom relates to the highest taxonomic group into
which organisms are grouped; one of five biological
categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or
(Phyla are groups of classes. A series of animals or
plants genetically connected with shared
characteristics. The second biggest grouping in
taxonomy. Arthropoda are jointed-foot invertebrates:
arachnids, crustaceans, insects etc
A Class is a taxonomic group containing one or more
orders. Arachnid consist of any of the
eight-legged creatures, including spiders and scorpions,
of the class Arachnida
A taxonomic order, within the class Arachnida (spiders)
The Subclass is nother taxonomic category below a class
and above an order which helps in the classification
Another taxonomic category below an order and above a
genus which helps in the classification process.
Another taxonomic category below a family and above
the level of species which helps in the classification
Species: L. reclusa
Specis is a taxonomic group whose members can
Spider Exterminators - Pest Control
Generally speaking, people do not like spiders
especially Fiddler Spiders and most of all, do not want them in
their homes! There are many forms of pest control and
ways to exterminate spiders such as Fiddler Spiders. There are
spider exterminators, services, spider zappers, spider
traps, spider repeller, spider catchers, spider traps
for the removal and extermination process. Advice is
available on subjects such as pest controls, pest
prevention, spider catchers, spider exterminators and
how to kill spiders like Fiddler Spiders. Some people would like to
eliminate spiders from there homes completely, this can
be very difficult as an open window on a summers day
will allow spiders in, even opening your front door when
entering and leaving will allow pesky spiders in. It is
very easy to get rid of Fiddler Spiders by catching them yourself.
Its best not to kill spiders as they are very important
in controlling the level of other insects that are