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Picture ID 53720

Picture of Titanoeca - Dorsal

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This spider was found in our garage. He was about the size of a quarter. Black abdomen, red cephalothorax, black legs that go slightly grey, black mandibles and small grey line on abdomen. Possibly out of state carried in on produce? Thank you for any ideas, we cannot find anything similar to this on the web.

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  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2019
  • Photographed: Jul 17, 2018
  • Spider: Titanoeca
  • Location: Anoka, Minnesota, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, this looks like a Titanoeca. Nice find. I need to make a genus page to file it when I have more time.


Titanoeca psammophila


That species is native to Sweden and Europe (known as Titanoeca spominima since 2015). This should be either T. americana, T. brunnea, or T. nigrella.


Cool! Maybe your ancestors brought them here when they immigrated to America. That’s how a lot of species came to America, such as dandelions.


No … what I am saying is that Etienne.noddy’s ID is very likely wrong, sorry. I don’t think it’s Swedish 🙁 . Yours would be one of the ones native to North America that I listed.


I am probably wrong. Taking guesses, I need to specify that I’m guessing, sorry


Sorry Itsy! I’ll be more careful to read the entire thread of conversation before commenting.


One more fun piece of information I found when making the page to file this. A common name for this family of spiders is “Rock Weavers”.

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