Picture ID 179018

Picture of unidentified spider

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Trying to find out what kind of spider it is as it bit a ove my ankle

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  • Submitted: May 25, 2023
  • Photographed: May 25, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Rushville , Missouri, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
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This is a Crab Spider in family Thomisidae. https://spiderid.com/spider/thomisidae/
It might be genus Xysticus. Their venom isn’t considered medically significant. The bite might hurt and itch a bit. Disinfecting the spot will help reduce the chance of a bacterial infection. Putting a paste of baking soda and water or toothpaste, like Colgate on the spot helps reduce swelling and itching. It works for poison ivy and most stings and bites. My family has done decades of self-experimentation with this. 😉