Dysdera crocata
(Woodlouse Hunter)

Picture ID 59280

Picture of Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Hunter) - Dorsal

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Why 14 plus legs? Seems to have spider thorax. Found under a pillow.

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TangledWeb

Hi, it is probably Dysdera crocata, a Woodlouse Hunting Spider. I also wondered about the weird looking legs that look like they sprout out of everywhere. It’s really JUST eight legs. Try counting the feet (one is hidden) and disregard the two pedipalps in front. This is its defensive posture. It is lying on its ventral side (underside) with eight legs pulled up onto its back and folded over. It’s like covering your head with your arms if you think something is about to fall on your head. This species also has big red fangs that curve toward each other.… Read more »

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