Unidentified

Picture ID 156314

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Southern New Mexico is know to have have Black Widows and Brown Recluses in and around homes everyone and then so this may be our paranoia influencing this, but it looks a lot like a brown recluse, (which is why I killed it instead of capture and release like I usually like to do.) although not exactly. That grey stripe on the abdomen and large mandibles are not something I see online very much, so I am not so sure. Thanks in advance for any help given involving this. Please let me know if I need to supply the underside photo of the spider. (c.candelaria45@gmail.com)

  • Submitted by: 
    Arachnid-Phobic8
  • Submitted: May 15, 2022
  • Photographed: May 15, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Anyphaena

Hi this is a Solifugae. It’s not a true Spider nor does it produce venom. If harassed they do have very strong chelicerae ‘mouthparts”. Here’s a bit of help for identification purposes. This Solifugae has 10 legs, they have 2 pairs of first legs. They also lack spinerettes and do not produce “webbing “. They are absolutely harmless and feed on both dead and living insects. So no worries here.