Comments & ID Thoughts
Brown Recluse, yellow sac. I’m just guessing.
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- Submitted: Apr 13, 2020
- Photographed: Apr 12, 2020
- Spider: Hibana gracilis
- Location: Galloway, New Jersey, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Anyone know this spider?
Hi, definitely not a Brown Recluse. Don’t worry about them, New Jersey isn’t in their range. This is either a Yellow Sac or Hibana gracilis.
This is a yellow sac spider, Cheiracanthium. The bite from this spider is toxic and is excruciating. A yellow sac spider bite can lead to anaphylactic shock. A rare complication that can occur when bitten by one of these spiders is rotting of the flesh. Yellow sac spider venom contains cytotoxin, which can create a necrosis in the bite wound.
What is the source that is giving that info about the venom? The reaction varies, I got two weeks of pain and itching and a tiny faint scar at the site of the bite from Cheiracanthum inclusum bites (the outdoor species.) The indoor ones, Cheiracanthum mildei, have never bitten me.
I read an article on them I just can remember which 1 or I would send you a link.
So all along I thought wrong about these spiders. I must have read an article that was gibberish.
Agree with Hibana gracilis, albeit tentatively given the amount of detail in the image.