Picture ID 134436

Picture of unidentified spider

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I found this spider in a damp basement in south east Michigan

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  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 19, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Hazel Park, Michigan, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: No
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It looks like https://bugguide.net/node/view/7020 Amaurobius ferox, a Black Lace Weaver. I have them in my cellar too. They live in the holes and crevices of the stone foundation. Their web is dark gray and flat, but forms a funnel into the crevice. The spiders wait in the small end of the funnel waiting to feel the vibrations of prey on their webs. If you gently wiggle a bit of their web one might peek its head out to see what’s going on. They aren’t dangerous, I recently was cleaning the cellar and pulled on a web and ended up with… Read more »