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Picture ID 192822

Picture of unidentified spider

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What kind of spider is this? Found him in the car and he likes to run a lot! He's extremely fast too faster than the majority of spiders I have seen throughout my life

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  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2023
  • Photographed: Aug 19, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cairo , Egypt
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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I am going to guess that this is a yellow sac spider in the genus Cheiracanthium…
There are numerous species present in Egypt so I am not going to guess a species name.


Sac spiders…if that is what it is…. are speedy nocturnal hunters. They don’t build webs, but run down their prey. Your spider might have been searching for a safe spot to hide out till nightfall. They weave themselves a silken sac to better hide. I don’t know enough about Egyptian sac spiders to comment on their aggression or lack of it.