Comments & ID Thoughts
Pisaurina Mira or commonly called the Nursery Web Spider.. is my guess! Size of a quarter. Resembles a Wolf Spider but the eyes look different and so does the lack of white stripe down center.
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- Submitted: May 15, 2019
- Photographed: May 15, 2019
- Spider: Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider)
- Location: Newport, Tennessee, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Exactly! It’s female too. Nursery Web Spiders and Fishing Spiders are in the same family, Pisauridae. They and Wolf spiders have eyes that strongly reflect bright light (like a deer in the headlights) because their eye structure is adapted to amplify low light levels for their nocturnal activities.