Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

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Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal

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Found this guy crawling across the living room floor. My initial guess is Woodlouse spider.

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TangledWeb

Yes, this is a Woodlouse Hunting Spider, Dysdera crocata. The easy way to recognize them is that the big dark red fangs point toward each other and cross over each other.

TangledWeb

You’re welcome! They are relatively common worldwide, but I haven’t seen one yet in-person. If I have, I think I would have just thought, “weird ant thing.”

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