Medium
Photo © crusty, 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.....

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

Posted by crusty about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Spitting spider - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
screws's ID: Spitting spider (Genus Scytodes)
Posted by screws about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Spitting spider - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
crusty's ID: Spitting spider (Genus Scytodes)
Spitting spider - Photo (c) Michel Vuijlsteke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Spitting spider (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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