Unidentified

Picture ID 98345

Picture of unidentified spider

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Saw this spider in my basement where I live in south central Indiana along the river that borders Kentucky, havent seen any others

  • Submitted by: 
    JHawkVII
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 13, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Louisville Kentucky, Indiana, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

It’s a male Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. His role in life is to find one of the females of his species and mate with her. If he’s living in your basement, he isn’t doing well on the mating scene.

TangledWeb

Thanks for caring. ๐Ÿ™‚ He should be okay outside if you have leaf litter in a spot a bit shielded from wind. Maybe under a porch or in a shed or compost bin. He needs to be ready to move when he picks up the pheromones of a female that’s ready to mate. There will be other males that he’ll have to race to get to her. Male spiders are as competitive with each other as other kinds of male animals. My yard is frozen solid, but there are spiders in air pockets. I was pulling sheets of frozen maple… Read more ยป