Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

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This little guy looks like a Woodlouse Spider (Dysdera Crocata) to me. They can be tricky to identify because Dysdera Erythrina looks very similar, though they tend to be less common. Neither are medically significant, but Woodlouse Spiders have been known to bite when handled.

ItsyBitsy
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Only Dysdera crocata occurs in the US. I agree with Woodlouse Hunter. 🙂

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Thanks for the tip! I’m still fairly new to this and always have trouble telling those two apart. It’s great to know that they have such different ranges.

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