Herpyllus

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Picture of Herpyllus - Dorsal

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I'm at my parents in New Mexico and this Lil buddy scared me... Is it harmless?

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CalumEwing

It is the Eastern Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus, one of the Ground Spiders in the family Gnaphosidae. They are not dangerous.

ItsyBitsy

In New Mexico may be Herpyllus propinquus (Western Parson Spider). There’s a few more options out west.

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