Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

Picture ID 12532

Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal

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I don’t want to hazard a guess on this beautiful creature. I love spiders, but I’ve never seen one such as this one. Can anyone help identify this spider.
With a little research, I’m guessing it’s a Woodlouse spider? And wondering if it’s dangerous to my kids and dog.

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ItsyBitsy

Filed as Woodlouse Hunter, Dysdera crocata. Location corrected. Welcome to Spider ID. 🙂

BugmanDan

Hi. Certainly looks like woodlouse hunter,they are not regarded medically significant. Not had the privilege of a bite,but a few Toobers doing the ‘will it bite’ thing, seems their bite is a good surprising sting. Not something I would worry about, I freely handle spiders worse than these. They are venomous like ants and bees, so can’t predict how well you may tolerate a bite. Like most, you sort of have to work to get spiders to bite, if they can run, they would do that first. Told myself next one of these I find, I would keep it and… Read more »

BugmanDan

That would be about full adult size for female. Yours looks that, perhaps even gravid.

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