Comments & ID Thoughts
Found this on my house this evening. I live in a rural area near Grand Rapids, MI. We have a lot of small spiders around but this big guy is a first. Based on our research, we've think it might be a species of crab spider. However, most pictures of crab spiders have hind legs roughly 2 times the length of their abdomen, this spider's are 6-8 times as long.
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- Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
- Photographed: Jun 2, 2018
- Spider: Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider)
- Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Correction, the hind legs are 4 times the length of the abdomen.
Found one that looks the same in the country surrounded by trees and farmland. Not far from Illinois. Was a bit larger than a quarter in diameter.
Hi, your image has been filed. See above image for ID. 🙂