Unidentified

Picture ID 129440

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I originally thought this might be a brown recluse but after looking closer, I don't see the violin pattern and the legs seem to have a couple different shades of brown

  • Submitted by: 
    Bonky
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 13, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Vonpaulus

You’re right, this spider is nothing to do with a recluse. We’re talking about two different families here: Recluses are Sicariidae, whereas what you’ve got there is a Thomisidae. About the genus, I’m inclined to guess a Ground Crab Spider (Xysticus sp.). All Thomisidae are harmless to humans, anyway, so you can relocate this spider outside without any fear 🙂

Last edited 14 days ago by Vonpaulus