Eastern Parson Spider

Herpyllus ecclesiasticus

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The spider species Herpyllus ecclesiasticus is commonly called the eastern parson spider, after the abdominal markings resembling an old-style cravat worn by clergy in the 18th century. It is mainly found in Central USA, with finds stretching from North Carolina to southern Alberta, Canada.

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  1. (c) Elizabeth Nicodemus, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND), https://www.flickr.com/photos/ecarey/3802637837/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpyllus_ecclesiasticus

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