Picture ID 169821

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2022
  • Photographed: Nov 22, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Lowell , Arkansas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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It is safe. This is a Crab Spider. I don’t know which one specifically, they are all harmless to people. It might be capable of biting you in self – defense if you handle it roughly against bare skin. Its venom is not medically significant to humans, Crab Spiders hunt by waiting where they expect prey to show up and not see them. The spider grabs the prey and pulls it against its fangs. It would be technically difficult for the spider to grab a person and they have no reason to. In Arkansas the three spider species that DO… Read more »


Possible chance you are dealing with one of these

Species Mecaphesa carletonica

Species Mecaphesa verityi

Species Mecaphesa rothi

I didnt check locations, but Mecaphesa seems like a genre in which your spider may be present.

Not sure.