Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

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I have no idea what kind of spider this is and am looking to find answers. Reddish colored thorax and legs with large beige abdomen. Could this spider possibly be carrying eggs??
It was found in our CT house in the basement. I have never seen this kind of spider before. Please help.

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Hi, yes she looks like she is gravid with eggs. She’s probably Dysdera crocata. The common name is woodlouse hunter. Her fangs should be large and horizontally aligned. Her fangs are specialized for pinching round-bodied insects. She could be horrifying from the perspective of pillbugs, but it isn’t easy for her fangs to grab humans. Possible, but very unlikely. I was raised in Connecticut, I don’t remember seeing these spiders either.

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