Unidentified

Picture ID 132659

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I found what I believe to be is a Dysdera Erythrina Woodlouse Spider. It was crawling in my carport this morning next to my car. I almost stepped on it. It has amazing beautiful colors of red. I have never seen one in my 23 years of living in Pendleton Oregon.

  • Submitted by: 
    Sashbeck
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2020
  • Photographed: Dec 3, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Pendleton , Oregon, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Hi, you were close. The catch, that makes things easier for us, is that Dysdera crocata is the only species in the genus in North America. I kept getting too fancy with my identifications and our Site Moderator had to remind me many times that there was only one option to choose from in Dysdera. This is a common spider that I haven’t seen in-person before either. Besides the colors, a cool thing about this species is the adaptation of the fangs to the prey. Woodlice/ Pillbugs roll into an armored sphere in their defensive posture. The D. crocata fangs… Read more »

LaurieLogsdon

commonly known as woodlouse hunter