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Spitting Spider

Schytodes thoracica


Tan spider with dark markings. Carapace slopes upward toward abdomen. Carrying it's eggs in a silk sac.


Found in my workshop on a piece of metal roofing.


These spiders sneak up on their prey at night. When close enough they spit two threads of silk from their poison glands in a zig zag pattern over the prey.

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1 Comment

Single D
Single D 4 weeks ago

Seems like these spiders should almost always succeed in getting their prey.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Spotted on Aug 17, 2021
Submitted on Sep 22, 2021

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