Unidentified

Picture ID 133876

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Tsou
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2021
  • Photographed: Jan 25, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Thanks, yeah I was going to say something. I’m the fill-in moderator, but I don’t have moderator programming controls to crop photos. We’ll get it fixed eventually. The spider is Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunter. They are common and not dangerous. They hunt pillbugs/woodlice -those oval flat gray bugs on rotting wood. Yes, this is a bright red and yellow spider and it looks especially flamboyant on black clothing…but color isn’t a danger sign in spiders like it is for insects. For spiders it’s about camoflage…..and that doesn’t explain this species, I guess.