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

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

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