Comments & ID Thoughts
I do not have much knowledge reguarding spiders other than some of the more “basic” spiders that I see fairly often or for some (like the black widow living in our garage) being ones that I WANT to be able to identify so I can keep myself and my small child far away from her! Lol anyways...I found this lovely darker brown arachnid slowing making its way down the wall by the fridge in my kitchen (at 2 in the morning, best time for them to come out I guess) and it quickly picked up its pace when we noticed each other lol, but after calming down and keeping a distance just enough to still see where it was I was able to approach close enough to where I could get the most decently lighted picture I could get. Appears to be a darker brown but with some sort of a lighter brown shape on its back (sorry for the lack of terminology). Doesn’t really look like a violin shape but that was the first thing I thought of (brown recluse) but the more I looked at her/him and studied the picture after I’m just not sure that’s what it looks like.
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- Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
- Photographed: Feb 22, 2018
- Spider: Herpyllus ecclesiasticus (Eastern Parson Spider)
- Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 You found an Eastern Parson Spider, Herpyllus ecclesiasticus. I occasionally get these in my home too, when they’re full sized and healthy they are surprisingly fast!