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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Spider from the Puget Sound area

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drivingmebuggie
Bothell, WA

July 8, 2009
8:49 PM

Post #6794525

Have found many of these in and around my home in the Puget Sound area, anyone identify?

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suunto
Sinks Grove, WV

July 9, 2009
1:30 AM

Post #6795648

This is a ground spider (family Gnaphosidae) , likely a fat female parson spider (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus) - see http://tinyurl.com/qeo7f for an example. They are harmless to humans.

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