Unidentified

Picture ID 163825

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Have found a couple of these guys crawling around in our house in Southern Maryland. Surrounded by lots of marshland if that gives any insight. We have a 6month old who is moving around on the floor a lot so we want to make sure there’s no potential hard to him. Thanks!

  • Submitted by: 
    Smevans
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2022
  • Photographed: Sep 12, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Edgewater, MD, Maryland, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Greenvilleeee

I wish I could help. I have no idea…

TangledWeb

It might be a Wolf Spider, I think there is a black line on the abdomen. Any spider or stinging/biting insect carries a risk of bacterial infection by it puncturing skin. The spiders with the most significant venom are the Recluses and Widows. There are many things you can do to reduce the risk: Seal holes in screens. Check for gaps around window and door frames. Vacuum under and behind things and empty the vacuum outdoors. Don’t keep a light on all of the time outdoors at night, switch to motion sensors. Lights attract insects which attract spiders. Use glue… Read more »

Greenvilleeee

Awesome advice!!

Towerchick

Glue traps could help you to feel more comfortable with spiders in the long run… they’re singlehandedly what started my interest in (and now hobby of) classifying spiders. It’s the classic “people fear what they don’t know” thing.

Anyhow, taking about wolf spiders, have you read this heartwarming reddit ?

https://www.reddit.com/r/spiders/comments/wr5zvz/frog_the_3_legged_wolf_spider_update_very/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

TangledWeb

Love it! That’s a great spider story. 🙂 That’s interesting that glue traps caught your interest. I recommend them because our official moderator highly recommended them. And I think it is good for people to know what animals live with them and to see them in-person (unlike pesticides). Every time I do laundry in my cellar I check out the spiders that live on the stone walls.