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Grass Spider

Agelenopsis

Description:

They weave sheet webs that have a funnel shelter on one edge. The web is not sticky, but these spiders make up for that shortcoming by running very rapidly. They may be recognized by the arrangement of their eight eyes into three rows. The larger specimens (depending on species) can get up to approximately 19 mm in body length. They also have two prominent hind spinnerets, and somewhat indistinct bands on their legs. They also have two dark bands running down either side of the cephalothorax.

Habitat:

In and around homes, making webs on top of grass or shrubs, or in ground gutters.

Notes:

They are harmless spiders. Although most spiders use their webs to catch prey, the grass spider's web lacks adhesive ability. The spiders make up for that with their fast running; they hunt for their prey.

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3 Comments

textless
textless 5 years ago

Excellent photos.

keithp2012
keithp2012 5 years ago

added more photos

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Grass Spider

West Babylon, New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 10, 2010
Submitted on Sep 10, 2010

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