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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 23, 2013
4:10 PM

Post #9494834

found this in my front yard today... southern California

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 23, 2013
6:30 PM

Post #9495018

Looks like a male Titiotus sp. in the family Tengellidae - /photos/11403562@N07/2834398489

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 25, 2013
1:18 AM

Post #9496337

Glad to hear it... though Recluse spiders are not supposed to be found in California, I still hear of reports of people and pets getting bitten by one (I am sure most are bogus). This spider was a rather aggressive creature- actively running towards my hand despite being brushed away on multiple occasions- not a normal behavior for a species of spider known to be shy and retiring (Recluse). Still, sort of unnerving having any spider run towards you over and over, rather than away as most do.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 25, 2013
3:20 AM

Post #9496364

You might find these articles of interest:
http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7468.html

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 25, 2013
6:52 AM

Post #9496516

thanks... great articles!

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