Unidentified

Picture ID 119467

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Nest built into screen on my porch. Diameter of nest about 1 inch, light tan in color. Spider about 1/2 inch long. Translucent legs, dark gray abdomen, translucent thorax. After observing for about 2 weeks, spider found dead on ledge below nest. No eggs hatched. ☚ī¸

  • Submitted by: 
    Seaton
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2020
  • Photographed: Jul 22, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Philippi, West Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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Vonpaulus

That’s thypical of many species: the female dies shortly after laying her eggs 🙁

I agree with you, this was a crab spider, most likely a member of the family Thomisidae. I’m not sure about the species; Misumena vatia is a possibility.

Last edited 1 month ago by Vonpaulus