Sosippus mimus

Picture ID 4763

Picture of Sosippus mimus - Dorsal

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He (haha I say he) was scampering across the carport toward our brick house. We live on 8 acres of land, 2-3 acres are wild/heavily forested. There is grass on one side of the carport and large vegetation on the other. He was scampering slightly in the direction of the vegetation, which is located next to the house. I have never seen this kind of spider before, anywhere. My earlier years of arachnophobia has turned into utter fascination of spiders. We use to have black widows everywhere outside, then brown widows. I see grass spiders inside and outside of the house. Last year was the first year I have ever seen banana spiders. They have taken over my walking path on the far end of the property. Twice I have seen what I thought was a brown recluse, however it could well have been a southern brown spider. Both times they were inside, also scampering across the floor. What I mostly see inside the house are cellar spiders which have arrived in the last two years. I have several other photos of Mr. Spider too. I have him in a jar and plan on setting him free in the next day or so. Oh, yes :( he did lose a leg. Thank you for your help!

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  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Photographed: Jan 30, 2018
  • Spider: Sosippus mimus
  • Location: Sumrall which is located 90 miles south of Jackson and 13 miles north west of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Freshwater river, lake, stream,Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland,Forest
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Oh wow … welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Funnel Web Wolf Spider (Sosippus mimus), nice find!


I found one today in my bathroom on my shower curtain.