Actually, as far as larger spiders in Rupert go both the Wolf spider and the Giant House Spider are common. Both however, are visually quite different from the three spiders I mentioned in my previous post (the common house spider, the hobo spider and the brown recluse). As far as the dreaded “brown recluse” goes, they aren’t common this far north. What most people around here assume are “brown recluse” are acutally hobo spiders. Both are visually similar and have a common shape and size, as well as both being fairly venomous (both produce nectroting venom).
As far as your garage goes Delerious, I’m not saying that they aren’t brown recluse spiders, but the presence of a dark, “violin” patch does not make a conclusive identification. There are other genus of spiders that also display a similar marking on their backs. Even the other tell tale sign of a brown recluse spider only having six eyes (rather than the normal eight for spiders) is not definitive proof on its own.