Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

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Dysdera chioensis

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Hi, this is Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunter. It does look like D. chioensis, but that isn’t a spider with a known range in USA. We have it in our spider photo gallery because we ID worldwide spiders and there are spider species that live in many countries. I think that the most interesting thing about D. crocata is the specialized fangs. They are long and almost form a horizontal plane circle. This species hunts pillbugs and the fangs close on the prey from its sides and pierce through the prey’s body. Thankfully the physics of it makes it very… Read more »

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