I would like to know if someone can tell me what type of spider this is
Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?!!
Happy Mother’s Day! This might be a male Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira, minus two legs. They are in the same family, Pisauridae, as Fishing Spiders. He should be out looking for a female. They are big spiders, but quite mellow.
Thank you! Are they dangerous in any way. My 7 year old found it crawling in our living room.
The bite is about equal to a wasp sting in pain and the body’s reaction. They don’t bite unless they are afraid, usually because they are trapped against our skin. If you trust your child to not hold it tightly or agitate it, it is a good spider for kids to handle and observe. It isn’t a web maker, they grab prey. I had a female Nursery Web Spider living in my house’s siding last year. She attracted many males. She spent nights sitting on the corner of the house and moved into a crevice during the day. I never… Read more »