Picture ID 134155

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 11, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: DUNNVILLE, Ontario, Canada
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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It’s Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunting Spider. They’re common, yet I haven’t found one. Don’t worry about the huge fangs, those are for specific prey. Woodlice are those flat oval black or gray bugs that live on rotting wood. They roll into armored spheres as self-defense. They’re called Pill Bugs where I live. When the Woodlouse is a little ball, the fangs of this spider encircle them and pierce all the way through at the spots on the sides where there isn’t exoskeleton. The tips of the fangs overlap at the center. I think it is a cool example of… Read more »