I live in Northern Indiana and I’ve seen 3 of these spiders in my house before, all different ones. When I first saw it, it scared me since it’s a pretty big spider in my opinion from what I usually have seen around here. This spider was bigger than a quarter all together. I know it’s not the best picture, but this is it on the wall a while ago. Also was a very fast spider so I couldn’t capture it too well. Are they harmless? I woke up with a bite today and then I remembered this! enter image description here


I'm also from Northern Indiana. There's only two spider species in the area that are venomous: the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I'm fairly certain that its not a Recluse, and it's definitely not a Black Widow. My best guess would be a Barn Tunnel Weaver.

For future reference: https://spiderid.com/locations/united-states/indiana/ has a list species, with pictures.

https://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/4542.htm for more info on Brown Recluses and Black Widows.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, I'm a moderator here, but really terrible at identifying species besides ones I grow in my garden or those I catch fishing in local lakes. It seems you've provided some good resources, but we like answers here to be self-sufficient since links can break. Can you expand your answer to discuss particular features that led you to a specific ID? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jun 18 at 18:54

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