Comments & ID Thoughts
Spider appeared semitranslucent tan under normal light, despite appearing medium-dark brown under flash photography.
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- Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
- Photographed: Apr 29, 2018
- Spider: Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider)
- Location: Meridian, Idaho, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Sink or bathtub
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi. your spider is a long legged sac spider, Cheiracanthium mildei species, much a common house spider.
Welcome to the site.
Thank you Dan. Is it dangerous?
Hi.They are venomous like most spiders but not medically significant. They don’t run around biting,but prone to bite if trapped against the skin. Most claim some pain, possible local swelling, often compares to a bee sting. They are all through my place, worst is webbing from the ceiling in front of your face watching the late show, had to pick a couple off the bed and put in a corner out of the way. Just never bitten.
Wow! And to think he was walking on my head an then caught with my fingers….
They might do that, worst is smacking them against the skin. Very skittish with hands,they will run off you with a little coaxing.
These spiders were the subject of the big Mazda recall for them getting into fuel system vents.
My place I was talking was Mountain Home BTW.
Amazing! Thank you so much