Scotophaeus blackwalli
(Mouse Spider)

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Picture of Scotophaeus blackwalli (Mouse Spider) - Dorsal

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This is the second of two spiders I found in an Amazon parcel delivery box.

I have no knowledge of spiders so I won’t even guess, but ‘common things are common’, so I imagine it’s not anything rare.

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Arcticwolf115
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Hi there this spider may be a Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver):3

ItsyBitsy
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This is one of the Ground Spiders (Gnaphosidae) – tentative at species level because it’s a big family with a lot of easy to confuse species, and I don’t know where your Amazon package has been … the likely suspect though is Scotophaeus blackwalli – commonly known as Mouse Spider but not to be confused with other unrelated medically significant species (Missulena spp.) that share the same common name. Compare to: https://spiderid.com/picture/1659/

TangledWeb
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You may be able to find out what Amazon warehouse packaged the item from a code on the shipping label. We have warehouse codes on American Amazon labels. You can search the code online for the location. For example, mine say BOS5, which is a distribution warehouse in Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA.

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