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vonoretn
Vonore, TN

January 14, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9384871

I found this spider today on the basement floor near the furnace. I am curious if anyone can identify it.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 14, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9384878

Harmless jumping spider in genus Platycryptus - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/87930459

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 14, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9384895

Check out this link...a slide show showing the Brown Recluse and Black Widow...and identifiers for both and what the bites look like, symptoms, etc.

http://www.medicinenet.com/black_widow_brown_recluse_pictures_slideshow/article.htm
vonoretn
Vonore, TN

January 15, 2013
11:59 AM

Post #9386060

Flapdoodle wrote:Harmless jumping spider in genus Platycryptus - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/87930459[/quote]

That is certainly a positive ID, looks exactly identical. Thank you for your assistance.
vonoretn
Vonore, TN

January 15, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9386062

themoonhowl wrote:Check out this link...a slide show showing the Brown Recluse and Black Widow...and identifiers for both and what the bites look like, symptoms, etc.

http://www.medicinenet.com/black_widow_brown_recluse_pictures_slideshow/article.htm[/quote]

Thank you for that excellent reference, and best pictures I have seen of a brown recluse.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2013
12:11 PM

Post #9386085

You are most welcome...pretty ugly bite pics, but the site makes IDing much easier.

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