Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

Picture ID 4853

Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Female - Dorsal

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Hi my friend in Chicago found this badboy in her basement, can anyone tell us what it is and should she be worried?

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Woodlouse Hunter (Dysdera crocata). Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered dangerous to people – everyone’s immune system is different though. They’re not anything to worry about, they have big jaws for eating woodlice/pill bugs.

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