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Spitting spider

Scytodes thoracica (Latreille, 1802)


Scytodes thoracica is a spitting spider because it spits a venomous sticky silken substance over its prey. Its size ranges between 3–6 mm (0.12–0.24 in). The carapace is unusual in sloping upwards towards its rear end, whereas the abdomen slopes downwards.


Photographed in Netstal (Glarus) Switzerland on 02.11.2015, he was inside the house. Size ca. 6 mm.

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Glarus, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 4, 2015
Submitted on Jul 4, 2015

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