Unidentified

Picture ID 156270

Picture of unidentified spider

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Circular, tan head and abdomen. Legs not longer or shorter than body. Misplaced black dots on abdomen and legs, black pattern on head. Picture taken on Friday May 13th of 2022 in Connecticut in a bedroom. No web, just chilling before it's inevitable demise. Couldn't help it due to PTSD from a wolf spider infestation a couple years ago. Temperature is 70 degrees with 95% humidity. Please help identify this spider

  • Submitted by: 
    Senseebaugh
  • Submitted: May 13, 2022
  • Photographed: May 13, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Mansfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

Scytodes thoracica. Aww, please reconsider your spider genocide. This one is really cool and wasn’t dangerous to you. There aren’t any species of spider in Connecticut (where I grew up) that have medically significant venom. Please feel free to wage war on ticks, the arachnids that CAN make you very ill. My entire CT family has had serious illnesses from tick-bourne diseases. My dog has had several tick-bourne infections too. Your former spider had a cool ability to use it’s fangs to shoot a mix of venom and a glue-like substance at prey. There are videos of this on Youtube.… Read more »

Caroln375

Interesting information, TangledWeb. I and my other arachniphob coworkers learned years ago to even capture and relocate those scary wolf spiders when we learned that they hunted brown recluse.

Last edited 12 days ago by Caroln375
TangledWeb

Cool, didn’t know that! False Widows in genus Steatoda, or at least S. grossa, also eat Brown Recluse. AND they eat ticks, Brown Widows, Roaches, Black Widows, House Flies, Moths…just about everything that people would want a spider to eat. I have False Widows indoors and outdoors on patrol. Somehow everything that flies into the house ends up as their dinner. I love to hear about arachnophobes choosing to catch and release spiders. One of my neighbors even did a catch and release (and measurement) of a Big Brown Bat that flew into his apartment. It wasn’t easy for him… Read more »