Unidentified

Picture ID 133440

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Spider appears frozen/deceased outside of our window. May be carrying egg sack? No idea the type of spider. Small in size (I zoomed in 5x). Never have seen this type of spider in this area.

  • Submitted by: 
    KootenaysBC
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2021
  • Photographed: Jan 3, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Rossland, British Columbia, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

It might be a Fishing Spider. They carry their egg sacs to the front of their bodies. The dorsal (top) markings aren’t visible. We use those plus the leg markings and location of the Fishing Spider to tell the species apart. Though mother spiders of many species die by the first hard freeze, the offspring may survive in the egg sac. The adults and offspring of some species, like Thin-legged Wolf Spiders, can actively survive under snow and ice, like earthworms do.