So I live in the middle of an army of these things. I would like to know what they are, but comparing pics I found on the net seems frustrating and futile, and having 2 young kids I thought it might be prudent to find out how much of a punch a bite from one might pack. So anyone recognize my guy here? Keep in mind Im in central Virginia, and that there are lots of these. I say this because the closest match I can find is the Brown Recluse, but Im about 200 mi outside the region where I think they should be found.
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So whadya think....friend or foe?
edit: oh yeah...whole thing (with legs) is just a little bigger than the size of a quarter.