Unidentified

Picture ID 71425

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Kjenks1290
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2019
  • Photographed: Jul 11, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Walker, Minnesota, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: Yes
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TangledWeb

I think it is Amaerobius ferox, a Black Lace Weaver They live outdoors under rotting wood with tunnels into the soil. My indoor ones live in the spaces between stones in the cellar wall where the mortar is loose. They make strong dark flat webs on flat surfaces to catch crawling insects. The webs funnel into the crevice where the spider hides. They’ll emerge if you tug gently on the web. They don’t cause any trouble. They live peacefully with our other cellar spiders, Pholcus phalangiodes. They do look fairly dark and intimidating in the shadows. If you have anyone… Read more »