Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Spitting Spider

Schytodes thoracica

Description:

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

Habitat:

Found in my workshop on a piece of metal roofing.

Notes:

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.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Single D
Single D 4 weeks ago

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

tomk3886
Spotted by
tomk3886

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team