Picture ID 152616

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Location is Clayton, Idaho
28 degrees outside
5300 feet elevation
Inside a 70 year old log cabin at 68 degrees. It was hiding on the backside of
A paper sack full of newspapers.

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  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2021
  • Photographed: Nov 25, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Clayton , Idaho, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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I don’t know the species, but it is a Crab Spider. They hunt by going to a place that matches the color and markings of their bodies. They wait with the first 2 pairs of legs raised for an insect or other spider to come to the spot. Then they grab it and plunge their fangs in. They may bite us if they end up accidentally trapped against our skin. It pains them and the bite to move the offending animal. The venom isn’t medically significant to humans. Ground or Bark Crab Spiders like yours often have markings that resemble… Read more »