Brown recluses in Miami and Linn County have very distinctive features, making them easy to identify. Their bodies are about ¼ to ½ inch long, or basically anywhere from the size of a dime to a quarter. They are tan or dark brown in color, and their abdomen is often darker than the rest of their body.
According to our spider control experts, their most distinguishable feature is a dark, violin-shaped mark on the top of their head and back area. Brown recluses are unique spiders because they have three pairs of eyes while most other spiders have four.