Announcing a new project: Recluse or Not?

This is just a quick announcement about a new citizen science and education project called Recluse or Not?

A recluse spider (Loxosceles arizonica). Photo: Sean McCann.

Recluse or Not? is a collaboration with North Carolina entomologists Eleanor Spicer Rice (Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Spiders) and Matt Bertone that you can read all about on the project page here! Briefly, it is a way for citizens to contribute data about where in North America recluse spiders (genus Loxosceles) occur, and to quickly get suspected recluse spiders identified by an expert. We also aim to correct myths and misinformation by regularly tweeting facts about recluse spiders from our new twitter account, @RecluseOrNot.

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