Comments & ID Thoughts
I found this one in a package of raspberries from Mexico. A little slow as it was refrigerated.
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- Submitted: Feb 2, 2023
- Photographed: Feb 1, 2023
- Spider: Unidentified
- Location: Gibsons BC , British Columbia, Canada
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
It looks like Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunting Spider. They are usually dark red/orangey/tan. The fangs point toward each other an overlap because the spider pierces its fangs through the unprotected sides of they prey.
They mostly eat Woodlice which are isopods with many common names.
This one is an adult male. It’s okay to release it indoors or outdoors, we have this species in North America. It can’t mate by itself anyways. Thanks for checking. Fighting the spread of invasive species of all kingdoms is important to me.
Thanks. I wanted to make sure that it was local rather than some invasive species from Mexico.