Trachelas tranquillus
(Broad-faced Sac Spider)

Picture ID 95074

Picture of Trachelas tranquillus (Broad-faced Sac Spider) - Dorsal

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Broad-faced Sac Spider? With prey. I had trouble submitting this photo too. I don't know what the right answer is for photo size. After you choose one and the photo too you have to click "Done" in the upper right of the Photo Library box or it won't register that anything was chosen.

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DeAnna774

This appears to be a Trachlidae genus Trachelas. Possibly the “Broad Faced Sac Spider ” from the looks and coloring of it’s abdomen.

DeAnna774

I apologize I didn’t see you had already identified this as Trachelas.

DeAnna774

I can completely see this scenario. I have lots of Trachelas here. They are quite impressive and fast. The only other spider I’d say that can climb and carry this fast would be Gnaphosidae. I’ve observed a Gnaphosidae scale a 6 ft cement wall carrying a gryllus probably 2x larger than the Gnaphosidae!! Gnaphosidae and Trachelas also are great actors. They among others play dead pretty well, but I have to say the award goes to Gnaphosidae for best actor. They have fooled me many times. I’ve only been identifying for a few years now myself and I learned something… Read more »

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