Picture ID 146820

Picture of unidentified spider

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Sitting in a usually dark corner of our house. House is in a densely wooded area. Also nearby farm land and livestock (ex. Chicken). Possible Mate (for sure same species) was spotted approx 3 feet from photographed spider in recessed corner of wall. Photographed spider was on a rolled back piece of paint, slightly resembles leaf.

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  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2021
  • Photographed: Aug 30, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: New Hampshire, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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She’s an American Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. We have many of these in New Hampshire, but they should be found outdoors in low brush or leaf litter areas. If you haven’t, please gently relocate her. If you have an insect infested plant she would be happy to help. She is an active ambush hunter with the ability to jump a little. The cup and paper method would be best for catching her. She probably already mated, it’s almost time for her to make an egg sac. She’s related to Fishing Spiders in the family Pisauridae. They all make a… Read more »