Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

Picture ID 4234

Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal

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What is this spider? Is it dangerous? Does it bite? Is their venom lethal?

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata). They’re not considered to be a medically significant spider, but they are capable of biting and have big jaws so I don’t doubt a bite would hurt. They’re only likely to bite in self-defense though and tend to keep to themselves. I usually find them under rocks and patio bricks and they’re typically placid. Just don’t poke one in the face with your finger. 🙂

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