Unidentified

Picture ID 136195

Picture of unidentified spider

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What is this? I am scared...

  • Submitted by: 
    Mswati
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2021
  • Photographed: Apr 16, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Brutusisadog

That is a tick! They are parasitic and can spread diseases so be careful especially if it bit you or a pet. They are not spiders

TangledWeb

Thank you for helping with IDs! Ticks aren’t spiders, but they are arachnids. Mswati, I don’t know what tick-bourne diseases are in your area, and I highly recommend that you find that information. There are many diseases carried in the guts of ticks where I live and they can cause permanent illness and damage to the body. Possibly arthritis and heart damage, for example. So, this really is something to be afraid of. I found a nymph Black-legged Tick on my knee yesterday. It was from bushy grass in a cemetery, but I spent today trimming my neighbors’ grass to… Read more »