Picture ID 136836

Picture of unidentified spider

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Gorgeous spider. Does fine under water. Hope it isn’t dangerous as it was captured in my basement.

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  • Submitted: May 1, 2021
  • Photographed: May 1, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: No
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It’s a Wolf Spider, I can’t remember which one at the moment. How did you discover that it does fine under water? 😉 They do swim for surface insects. In southern states I mostly found Wolf Spiders in swimming pools near the bugs in the skimmer. They don’t like to be “rescued” from that situation. I tried and they kept jumping back in. One wrapped himself around one of my fingers when I tried to move him to land. It was the cutest spider experience I’ve had. No, they aren’t dangerous. They might bite in self-defense if they are squeezed… Read more »