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The larger specimens (depending on species) can get up to approximately 19 mm in body length. They may be recognized by the arrangement of their eight eyes into three rows. The top row has two eyes, the middle row has four eyes, and the bottom row has two eyes (spaced wider than the ones on the top row). 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.
The Grass Spider is found almost everywhere in North America! It lives around grassy areas, stone fences, and small shrubs. It builds its web down in crevices, under stones, or between leaves or twigs (often in "leaf litter"). This spider tends to stay in one location, and as it grows, its web increases in size until the sheet extends over a large area.