Picture ID 65844

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Have been told the smaller brown is a house spider, not dangerous

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  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2019
  • Photographed: Jun 13, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Athens, Georgia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Yes, that’s what spider sex looks like. The male may touch the female’s legs to signal his intentions. His goal is to use a pedipalp to put semen in a opening near her head. She can’t be trusted to not attempt to kill him so he needs to stay in a position facing her. He may be holding her back with his legs too. Did she kill him? Sometimes the males drop dead after delivering them semen and the female gets to eat him. I wonder if the power female spiders have over the males is a reason we have… Read more »