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Picture ID 196809

Picture of unidentified spider

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Some kind of crab spider, perhaps? It was on my bedroom wall. I usually just call these “the flat ones” because of how they sit with their legs pressed basically all the way down against the wall. They don’t even look like they lift their legs much when they run.

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  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2024
  • Photographed: May 17, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Bay City, Michigan, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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A running crab spider. Yea, they resemble small huntsman with their latrograde legs.
Genus Philodromus – BugGuide.Net


It is the way the legs are hinged at the ‘coxa’ allows them to sit flat and squeeze into some very small cracks.
Another family, Selenopidae, is similar and called ‘flatties’
Like huntsman, they can all crawl sideways.