Found this little dude on my car today. I'm new to this spidey world. Please someone help me :) thanks.
Hi. A running crab spider from the looks of it. Quite harmless.
Thank you! Would you mind sharing how you know it’s a running crab? Identifying spiders at first was used to conquer fear, but now it’s a hobby. I love to know what’s outside my house 🙂
Spiders can be an addictive hobby. From photos there can never be a confirmation,only an educated guess. The eye pattern,a key feature to family, I can’t make, so reduces confidence. A consistent feature is the second pair of legs is longest,this can apply to another family called flatty’s Making that a posibility. The shape of the carapace leans to the running crab spider,again, not a confirmation. Getting to genus takes more features,and getting to species, few spiders have visible detail to ID. Location also matters. There are a number of sites that explain IDing spiders, search those. For budding arachnologist,… Read more »
Thank you! I will look up that book. I really appreciate it.
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