Think you know brown recluse spiders? Step into our web and take this quiz.
The stripes on its legs
The red hour glass on its abdomen
The tell-tale violin pattern on its cephalothorax
It emits a soft humming right before biting
Is extremely painful
Goes unnoticed until a large abscess has formed
Is rare and seldom creates health issues
Very intricate and well-formed
Hidden from view
Found out in the open
Green and brown in color
They are uniformly colored with no stripes and have no barbs
They have only four
They have large bands of white and black, and lots of sharp barbs
They can regrow an injured or missing leg
Brown and white
Brown and yellow
Brown and green
Brown with no other colors
Check to see if you're in California, then capture the spider and take it to an entomologist for verification (experts want to see it)
Move and leave all of your belongings behind
Call the local newspapers and television stations to report a sighting
Post a picture on Facebook
The state is far enough removed from the spiders' native range that they haven't spread this far west.
What do you mean there are no brown recluse spiders in California?
Agriculture inspection stations at the borders have managed to fight off the marauding spiders?
California's free-wheeling lifestyle is too hectic for the reclusive recluse.
Wrap yourself in plastic wrap before going to bed
Stay out of the Midwest where the spiders are common
Use a powerful bug balm to kill every insect in your house
Encourage rats to take up residency in your house and eat the spiders
The spiders are deadly
The spiders feed at night when we are most vulnerable
These spiders are the sneakiest of all spiders
Many people have a fear or dislike of spiders in general and the brown recluse suffers from a serious image problem
Here's an interesting quiz for you.