Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

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Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal

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We initially thought brown recluse but don’t see a violin and the coloring is a little different, but this guy moved slowly and gave me an awful feeling. We found it in our basement where we reside, where my children are always running around barefoot.

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TangledWeb

Hi, this is Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunting Spider. They hunt pillbugs/rollie pollies/woodlice/sowbugs/other common names. Their fangs are curved and pointed toward each other. They are evolved to puncture through a rounded creature the size of your pinkie finger nail. The fangs can’t easily wrap around our flat skin and are only weakly capable of puncturing it. They are kind of ugly and look like the kind of insects they hunt – things that live in dark moist places- but they aren’t considered dangerous. A freak incident where you accidentally poke one with the tip of your pinky and wait… Read more »

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