Picture ID 95497

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2019
  • Photographed: Nov 13, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Easton, Connecticut, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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This is a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. They are in the same family as Fishing Spiders. they aren’t dangerous to people, I don’t think I’ve heard of anyone ever even being bitten. They can startle people a bit if they jump. They hunt prey by ambush rather than by web. I had one living on my house that ate grasshoppers and katydids. You can safely scoop it up and put it outdoors or let it stay indoors to hunt insects. It looks like it might be male. In Springtime he’ll try to escape to go looking for females.