Ctenus hibernalis

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Picture of Ctenus hibernalis - Dorsal

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OK we found this huge beautiful creature under our couch! Finished basement... We get them always around this time of year, wolf spider is what we assume these are. No webs, we find little dead shells of them around from time to time (is this them growing?) Also, they are beneficial right? Thanks for looking!

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, your image has been filed. See above image for ID. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

Though not considered to be of medical significance they are in the same family as some species that are and I don’t know if there any well documented reactions of bites from them so I’d treat them with caution just to be on the safe side.

Mitzi

Was bitten by one these May 2019,1st finger swoll up huge bright red in seconds,burning as if I had touched burner of oven,then turn pale white tingling and then numb.But if I touch tip it was shearing pain swoll to plam of hand.headache,nauseous,chest pains for 3 days,went to doctor next day,they called Atlanta CDC and reported.I was already on steroids and they added antibiotic.Live in Mountain Brook,Alabama we have these everywhere.I’m not afraid of spiders but have a new respect.CDC said wasn’t poisonous.I could see two puncture holes center of tip of finger.

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