Unidentified

Picture ID 153373

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Can u help me to identify this spider? It was in my house

  • Submitted by: 
    Spider94
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2022
  • Photographed: Jan 6, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Palermo, Italy
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

Scytodes thoracica. This is a Spitting Spider. They aren’t dangerous to people, but have an unusual hunting technique. They shoot a mix of a sticky substance and venom out of their fangs at prey. They prey is incapacitated by contact with the venom as it struggles to escape the substance. There is no combat risk to the spider this way.