Comments & ID Thoughts
Hello everyone. My wife had this spider on her foot last night. She felt a tickle and looked down and saw him or her on her foot. Does anyone know what species this could possible be? And I worries we were to safetly release hisnto wild.
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- Submitted: Nov 25, 2019
- Photographed: Nov 24, 2019
- Spider: Pisaurina mira (Nursery Web Spider)
- Location: Westbrough , Massachusetts, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
I’m a a snake lover but I’m terrified of spiders! Any insight is greatly appreciated! Thnx
FYI It was on the my wife’s foot on the kitchen floor.
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This is an American grass spider, (Agelenopsis utahana) its harmless.
Very likely a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira.