Picture ID 157345

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

The spider hid in my luggage after I returned to Copenhagen — it may originate from southern Estonia:
1) Keerdo talu, a farm in Raanitsa, Tartumaa, near a pond and birch forest
2) Meenikunno nature reserve, Põlvamaa, an area with boglands and scattered forest of Scots pinne and birch.

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  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2022
  • Photographed: Jun 3, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This is a Spitting Spider with her egg sac. She is in genus Scytodes, probably S. thoracica. There are many species in the genus and S. thoracica is found in many parts of the World. I found this species in my bathroom in USA. Yours could have traveled from Estonia or entered in Denmark. https://wsc.nmbe.ch/species/33790/Scytodes_thoracica The link is to the World Spider Catalog, a project that attempts to list all spider species and their major ranges. Spitting Spiders hunt in an unusual way, they internally mix venom and a sticky liquid and they shoot it out of their fangs at… Read more »