Medium
Photo © Russ Dunn, some rights reserved
in our house (Google, OSM)
39.3703936832, -84.637929168
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Description

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

Mar. 23, 2012 17:31:13 -0400
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Spiders - Photo (c) gbohne, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
loarie's ID: Spiders (Order Araneae)
Posted by loarie over 2 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 2 years ago (Flag)
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Araña escupidora - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: Araña escupidora (Genus Scytodes)

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 2 years ago (Flag)
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Araña escupidora - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
crusty's ID: Araña escupidora (Genus Scytodes)
Posted by crusty over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks a million for all the info. Invaluable for my kids' schooling!

Posted by crusty over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Araña escupidora - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
screws's ID: Araña escupidora (Genus Scytodes)
Posted by screws almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Araña escupidora - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
crusty's ID: Araña escupidora (Genus Scytodes)
Araña escupidora - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Araña escupidora (Genus Scytodes)
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Spiders - Photo (c) gbohne, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
loarie's ID: Spiders (Order Araneae)

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