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Woodlouse Spider

Dysdera crocata


Red cephalothorax, orange legs, pale tan abdomen. Huge chelicerae


under log in yard


Eat only woodlice (rolypolies)

No species ID suggestions


sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 5 years ago

Thanks Maria dB, medusasnakes123, and all who favorited. Jeff, interesting info; thanks for sharing. I've never seen one of these before. I think it's fascinating that they only eat woodlice.

Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 5 years ago

This spider is widely distributed. I encountered many in central California annual grasslands when conducting pitfall trapping surveys for amphibians. I would open traps in late afternoon, and return the next morning to find these spiders in many of the traps.

medusasnakes123 5 years ago

wow! at first glance it kinda looks like a crab! nice spotting!

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

Nice spotting!

Maryville, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.76, Long: -83.97

Spotted on Feb 11, 2014
Submitted on Feb 11, 2014


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