CLOSED: Not in my garden but the garage

Clemmons, NC

These spiders have bewildered me for years, never bothering me, but leaving me pondering on exactly what type of spiders they are? The brown one may be a Brown recluse and can be seen outside of my house as well as the garden etc. The bigger, scarier looking black spiders, are mostly found in the garage but I have seen them out an about outside. If anyone could help with identifying either one It would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

(note: I took the pictures with my phone so they definitely are not of quality! I will try to take more accurate photos so the spiders can be identified properly, if identification is even possible. In the mean time, what is your best educated guess/opinion?)


Quincy

Location: North Carolina (US)

This message was edited Jun 7, 2013 6:18 AM

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Clemmons, NC

Revised photos: Here are some better pictures.

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Clemmons, NC

Revised photos: black house spider.

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Minot, ND

These spiders all are of the same species, the southern house spider (Kukulcania hibernalis). The brown ones are males and the black ones females (http://www.spiders.us/image/kukulcania-hibernalis-10/); the males (http://www.carolinanature.com/spiders/spider1280710.jpg) sometimes are mistaken for recluse spiders because of the markings on their cephalothorax.

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