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Herpyllus ecclesiasticus
(Eastern Parson Spider)

Picture ID 12391

Picture of Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider) - Dorsal

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Anyone know what kind of spider this is?This was found crawling on my kitchen counter. You can't tell now but it had some light color on its back before I sprayed it. I can't help but be freaked out by spiders I know most won't do any harm but still get the heebie jeebies

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is an Eastern Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus.

BugmanDan

Looks to me like gender,Sveta075’s is male,yours looks female.

BugmanDan

I really don’t know of any spider that causes such rash. something that might, you are going to notice the bite. When a doctor tells me I got a spider bite, that really means the doctor has no clue as to the source.
these can sting a bit,I have only been bitten by one and much like a mild bee sting. Hefty as spiders go, most others not near the pain. Spiders are only going to bite humans in defense, if they can run, they will.

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