Picture ID 161031

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

It seems like a species of Cellar Spider. It was found under a long piece of wood near a non-active chicken coop. I have never seen a Cellar Spider with the markings on its back like this one!

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  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2022
  • Photographed: Aug 1, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Yes this is a Cellar Spider. The markings are most visible on adult females. Pholcus phalangiodes is a possibility. They have a circular brown mark on the head. I’ll add a link to a guide to Cellar Spiders.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/9608 I wish I could tell you which species it is. There are at least 1,595 species in family Pholcidae in continental North America. I think some new species were discovered in the family since that tally.

Last edited 10 days ago by TangledWeb