Eight Legs

No wings or antennae

Jaw-like structures

Spinnerets at tip of abdomen

In the eastern part of North Carolina, the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse are the most deadly spiders.

The Black Widow is recognized by the red spot on their abdomen

Habitats for the Black Widow spider include wood pile, under porches, in basements, in crawl spaces and dark cluttered areas in which they can hide.

The Brown Recluse spider is identified by its violin shapes body, as well as the pattern-less abdomen covered with fine hairs

The Brown Recluse is more deadly than the Black Widow spider