Scytodes

Picture ID 11072

Picture of Scytodes - Dorsal

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Daughter was taking a bath and said it crawled out of facet.

  • Submitted by: 
    Kduran4
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Photographed: Apr 29, 2018
  • Spider: Scytodes
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Sink or bathtub
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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BugmanDan

Hi. I think this is juvenile, one of the lobed orb weavers, Argiope argentata or close kin.
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BugmanDan

OK, my bad, I will have to go back to my book,one I don’t know.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Spitting Spider (Scytodes sp.).

ItsyBitsy

Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance to people. If you see a lot of them indoors I’d be more concerned about whatever it is they’re preying on. You can reduce the number of spiders you see indoors by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation etc., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside.

BugmanDan

Hi. I can see this now,an optical illusion for me. If this helps, these are not medically significant. I have never heard of them biting humans. I have handled a few of these,had one spit venom on my hand with no effect.Near Dallas, I had a S.thoracica lived in my living room, a polite guest ate its share of ants and roaches. Yours could be Scytodes univittata species,another I have been up close and personal with. Having one about would be more benefit than threat if you can tolerate spiders.Not likely to be in numbers,these don’t play well with other… Read more »

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