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Scytodes Thoracica, maybe.
Approx. 1.25cm including legs.
I need to try to remember to add a dime to the photo for size reference.....

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Spiders - Photo (c) gbohne, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
loarie's ID: Spiders (Order Araneae)
Posted by loarie over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Nice! These are really weird and cool spiders that attack their prey with venomized silky spit! Not unlike that scene in Jurassic Park, except not with a dinosaur.

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Scytodes - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Genus Scytodes, a member of Spitting Spiders (Family Scytodidae)

Apparently there's only one genus of spitting spiders in the US, and this is it. Not sure how easy it is to tell apart the species, though.

Posted by kueda over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Scytodes - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
crusty's ID: Genus Scytodes, a member of Spitting Spiders (Family Scytodidae)
Posted by crusty over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks a million for all the info. Invaluable for my kids' schooling!

Posted by crusty over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Scytodes - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
screws's ID: Genus Scytodes, a member of Spitting Spiders (Family Scytodidae)
Posted by screws over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Scytodes - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
crusty's ID: Genus Scytodes, a member of Spitting Spiders (Family Scytodidae)
Scytodes - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Genus Scytodes, a member of Spitting Spiders (Family Scytodidae)
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Spiders - Photo (c) gbohne, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
loarie's ID: Spiders (Order Araneae)

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