Picture ID 65330

Picture of unidentified spider

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Nursery web spider (Pisauridae)? The spider was sitting on a bag on a stoop. When I picked up the bag, the spider descended by its thread to the walkway, where I photographed it. It was the biggest spider I've ever seen in the wild--2"+ across.

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  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2019
  • Photographed: Jun 10, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, yes this is a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. They’re the biggest spiders I’ve seen in the wild too.