Unidentified

Picture ID 133722

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I spotted this guy in my house in upstate NY and believe it may be a Woodlouse spider(Dysdera crocata). Can anyone confirm this and give me some information about this type of spider? I am a little freaked out that there may be more.

  • Submitted by: 
    Lsmith
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2021
  • Photographed: Jan 16, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Buffalo, New York, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Yes this is Dysdera crocata. It is the only species in genus Dysdera in the US. That really helps with the identification! It isn’t dangerous to you, the worst it can do is get trapped in your bed under you and poke at you with one fang in an attempt to stay alive by prodding you to move. The venom isn’t medically significant. These have an interesting evolutionary adaptation in that their fangs are perfect for killing specific prey. Woodlice AKA/Pillbugs are those flat oval grayish bugs that live on rotting wood. Their defensive posture is to roll into a… Read more »