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Mouse Spider

Scotophaeus Blackwalli


A dark brown spider with a wooly dark gray-brown abdomen.


Underbrush in day, nocturnal hunter.


Invasive to US from Europe. Like a tarantula when provoked it rubs the hairs on its abdomen off to irritate the instigator's eyes, fortunately not big enough for the defense to effect human eyes.

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San José, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2015
Submitted on Aug 17, 2015

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