Unidentified

Picture ID 155852

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I believe it's a full grown the yellow sac spider not sure what type

  • Submitted by: 
    Asdfgbyuhj
  • Submitted: May 3, 2022
  • Photographed: May 3, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Connecticut, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Yes, you got it. 🙂 It’s in genus Chieracanthium. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1017591 There isn’t a visual way to identify the species. What I learned while getting the BugGuide link: There are FIVE species in family Cheiracanthiidae in North America. Three are in a genus I’m not familiar with yet.

Water

it’s most likely Cheiracanthium mildei just based on this picture.

TangledWeb

Welcome! @water https://bugguide.net/node/view/3383 It’s possible since C. mildei was introduced to NorthEastern USA. We have both species. Do you have a source that gives a way to tell them apart without a microscope? I go by what BugGuide says for whether photo ID is possible. In my own experience living in the NorthEast, I have Chieracanthium indoors and outdoors that look very different from each other to me. The outdoors ones look like this photo – larger and greenish tan. The indoors ones are clear colorless with lemon yellow abdomens. So, I see what looks like two different species, but… Read more »