Comments & ID Thoughts
I am wondering what type of spider this is, I am in Canada and it ran out from under my recliner chair. I tried to Google it but no photo I saw that would have matched it had the same lower body shape as the spider I came across.
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- Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
- Photographed: Dec 19, 2017
- Spider: Sergiolus montanus
- Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Photo taken Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Hi, welcome to SpiderID. You found a kind of Ground Spider, Sergiolus montanus.
(Note to administrator, we’re still working out some bugs … no pun intended, haha.) For some reason after attempting to correct the location the site now has it listed as “AlabamaSaskatchewan” … species page needed for Sergiolus montanus.
Do you know if they are dangerous? I have two kids and I’d hate for them to get bit. 🙂
They are not considered to be of medical concern. They have no reason to bite unless they are trapped against the skin or feel threatened. For spiders similar to this I usually just place a cup over them and gently slide a stiff piece of paper underneath to catch them and release them outside.
Bug has been fixed. Thank you for finding it!
Species added, picture moved.