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Spitting Spider

Scytodes thoracica

Habitat:

In my bathroom.



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5 Comments

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 6 years ago

Thanks Luke!

LukeMalone
LukeMalone 6 years ago

Exceptional fine! Nice one! Nice shot!

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 6 years ago

Haha to you both... @carol, this is a spitting spider. They have silk glands in their head that mixes with their venom so that they can ensnare their prey in a venomous sticky net. Cool huh! I'll post a picture of a house spider next if I can find an ok shot. :)

textless
textless 6 years ago

Nice photo. I'm definitely not a fan of spiders in the bathroom though. :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Oh wow! I like the ones that stay outside permanently. Probably a American House Spider. That is why he was in the house! He was trying to get warm. HA!

Middletown Township, New Jersey, USA

Lat: 40.36, Long: -74.08

Spotted on Nov 16, 2011
Submitted on Nov 16, 2011

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