Xysticus
(Ground Crab Spiders)

Picture ID 8526

Picture of Xysticus (Ground Crab Spiders) - Dorsal

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Are they venomous? What are they attracted to ? Are the common in Louisiana ?

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Crab Spider (Thomisidae), looks like something in the genus Xysticus:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/74010

Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical concern. Everyone’s immune system is different though. It’s not anything to worry over.

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