Unidentified

Picture ID 156458

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Somebody said it’s a brown recluse, I’m not sure that it is. Thinking it is possibly a mouse spider or something like that. I don’t really know for sure. It did bite me and it was ugly bad. Two days later I went to the hospital to have them look at it, and they had to cut away some of my flesh. It had created a nasty little pussy pit on my lower back that was very enflamed red around it and swollen and painful too.

  • Submitted by: 
    Aislin
  • Submitted: May 17, 2022
  • Photographed: Sep 9, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Parkland, Wa., Washington, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
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SifuSnips856

This looks like a crab spider by shape, and its color most resembles Coriarachne brunneipes, but these don’t tend to have serious bites. You could have an allergy to their venom that most people don’t, or you could have been bitten on your lower back by another type of spider you didn’t see. As far as the mouse spider thing, there are two different groups of spiders called that. The family Actinopodidae has a somewhat similar body shape and coloration, but they’re native to Australia and South America and have way bigger fangs. Another, the subspecies Scotophaeus blackwalli isabellinus, is… Read more »