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Brown Violin Spider

Actual Size: Approximately ⅜”

Characteristics: Distinctive violin-shaped mark on its cephalothorax, coloration varies from light tan to dark brown, and its legs are long and uniformly colored.

Legs: 8

Habitat: Brown violin spiders are commonly found in the southern and central United States. They prefer secluded places such as closets, attics, basements, and storage areas.


  • Brown violin spiders are most active during the night, using their keen senses to hunt and explore in low light conditions.
  • Instead of weaving webs, brown violin spiders create small silken retreats for shelter and protection during the day.
  • Female brown violin spiders carry egg sacs with numerous eggs, providing maternal care until the eggs hatch.

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Brown Violin Spiders in Kailua Kona

Brown violin spiders, also known as brown recluse spiders, are a distinctive arachnid species found in Kailua Kona. While their name may sound ominous, it’s important to understand their habits and behaviors for coexistence. Recognized by their violin-shaped markings on the cephalothorax, these spiders play a role in managing local insect populations.

Brown Violin Spider Habitat

Brown violin spiders prefer quiet, undisturbed areas during the day. You may encounter them in secluded spots like closets, attics, or corners of rooms. At night, they become active, using their hunting abilities to catch prey. Brown violin spiders are adept climbers, so you might also find them on walls or ceilings. Embracing a natural pest control role, they can contribute to keeping unwanted insects in check.

Brown Violin Spider Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers

Despite their fearsome appearance, brown violin spiders are generally non-aggressive towards humans. They are part of the recluse spider family and prefer to stay hidden. Often mistaken for more harmful species due to their similar appearance, brown violin spiders are beneficial in controlling other pests.

If you are dealing with wolf spiders in your Kailua Kona property, contact your local spider exterminators.