Comments & ID Thoughts
Found three similar spiders today. First two were lighter in color, almost clear bodies.
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- Submitted: Apr 19, 2019
- Photographed: Apr 19, 2019
- Spider: Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider)
- Location: Brookfield, Ohio, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, the yellow sac spiders are showing up now. This one is probably in the genus Cheiracanthum . There are two main species in USA, C. mildei and C. inclusum. They look the same. C. mildei tends to be an indoors spider, C. inclusum can be in or out.
Thank you. I just found two more. There must be a nest or colony of some sort in my house or just outside it.
They could be young siblings or a female might be attracting males with pheromones. They don’t live as groups once the spiderlings are old enough to go off on their own. That helps prevent inbreeding. Outdoors they live on foliage of all types, they’re very populous. They seem to be very good at finding ways into houses.
They’re very populous and definitely either already inside or finding their way in very, very well! Thanks so much!
C. mildei is the in or out one. 🙂
Oops! Agrarian is just out?
I posted another picture of the lighter bodies one. Not sure if it’s the same species.