anyone into arachnology? spider id?
I just found this spider crawling on the wall behind my computer.
I'm in the desert southwest US.
at first this looked like a crab spider, it is small/medium,9mm body
first pair of legs are 30mm as are the 4th pair.second and 3rd are
slightly shorter with some hairs. the cephalothorax is nearly round,
with a smaller 'boxy' deformed abdomen.(a little like a pholcidae)
it is complety light tan. it has a single eye cluster centerd at the anterialdorsal that resembles a tiny blackberry (4 larger 4 smaller)
the most peculiar thing,is it lacks either chelicera,or pedipalps
it has 2 extentions(like palps) at its anterior that extend up and
forward these are folded double about 4mm at the ends they curve
inward.they look like a pair of tiny 'backhoes',and may have small
fangs at the end. I can't seem to upload pix,but could e-mail
this seems to be very docile,but fairly quick to go defensive.
any clues as to info or taxonomy is greatly appreciated.
I believe I've found it:
aka, southern house spider.
this is the first male I've seen,much less
in the desert.
thanks Kitty and Paul
- paulLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Email me a pix. I have a new spider book that may help me find it. Also what external information, web type etc.
- 6 years ago
My stepfather absolutely LOVES black widow spiders. He is obsessed with them. He has a couple spiders and a scorpion but I was wondering if you knew where I could buy him a black widow spider? (His birthday is coming up and I know he has always wanted a black widow). Any information would be appreciated, thanks!
- 1 decade ago
please email it to me to see