Herpyllus propinquus
(Western Parson Spider)

Picture ID 133874

Picture of Herpyllus propinquus (Western Parson Spider) - Dorsal

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Wolf spider?

Photographed in indoor sink, 5/6/16 7:20am, Bernalillo, NM.

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TangledWeb

Great photo! This is a Western Parson Spider, Herpyllus propinquus. You got great detailed image, especially the eyes. I love it when people submit such high res clear photos that I can see details I haven’t seen before. The leg joints on this one are interesting. What did you use for a camera? My own photo of a Parson Spider is a bit of a blur. They hunt by chasing and grabbing prey, like Wolf Spiders do. Spiders often visit sinks. I don’t know if it is to drink water or hunt thirsty insects. My own house spiders drop to… Read more »

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