Comments & ID Thoughts
I have no clue what the hell this is but its been running around my room for a few days and i finally caught it in a small container and not sure if its poisionous or not and id rather not kill it so now im torn between releasing it outside or putting it down. Need help!
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- Submitted: May 19, 2019
- Photographed: May 18, 2019
- Spider: Cheiracanthium mildei (Long-legged Sac Spider)
- Location: New London, Wisconsin, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, this is a Long-legged Sac Spider, Cheiracanthium mildei. (They are very common.)
Thanks! I just found a new one and posted it, think you could help identify him as well?
OH MY GOD DON’T KILL IT, IT’S RARE!!
It is a Green Huntsman Spider, also known as Micrommata Virescens. Their species is in decline, possibly due to habitat loss. Green Huntsman spiders have a bright green carapace and legs. The females have a bright green abdomen which has a darker green stripe along the top, bordered in yellow. The males have a yellow abdomen featuring scarlet colored stripes. Both sexes have white circles around their six black eyes.
Not in the Americas.
Oh, I’m sorry… I just tried to help…! Now I just feel stupid… I’m really sorry for being wrong…!
Don’t worry about it. I appreciate the info though, that spider sounds pretty cool! However, I have another spider I uploaded yesterday that I caught and i’m not sure what it is. Maybe try redeeming yourself and helping with that one? haha
It happens to all of us. 🙂 Please keep your passion for protecting threatened species and don’t let fear of a mistake hold you back!
May is basically spider month. I can see from the picture you’re shining light on it (because of the shadow). I found one in my shower curtain (just south of Detroit, MI) and when I let up the jar it glew yellow. It was absolutely a Long Legged Sac Spider.