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Insect and Spider Identification: What species of Spider is this? (Connecticut)

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Arachniphobe1
New Haven, CT

September 12, 2013
9:38 AM

Post #9657909

I've been curious as to what species, or at least genus this spider belongs to. I found them crawling around the ground at Miller's Pond State Park in Connecticut. From afar they appear black with a pale-yellow stipe on the abdomen.

Is there an archive that I can search if I don't get a name?

Thanks in advance,
J

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 12, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9657993

This most likely is an eastern parson spider, not dangerous to humans - http://www.spiders.us/guide/species/herpyllus-ecclesiasticus/
Arachniphobe1
New Haven, CT

September 15, 2013
2:20 PM

Post #9660702

Thank you for the reply. It does look similar, but the one pictured has paired legs in the front; it looks like a species within the family of wolf spiders, but I can't pinpoint it so far.

J
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 15, 2013
4:30 PM

Post #9660815

I took a closer look with a magnifying glass (your image would not enlarge), and you are correct, it is a wolf spider, possibly this species (Schizocosa ocreata) - http://magazine.uc.edu/content/dam/magazine/images/0411/news6.jpg
My apologies for my hasty misidentification...
Arachniphobe1
New Haven, CT

September 17, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9662512

I think that's it! I apologize about the small photo, you can probably tell from my username that I can't get too close to them, but love the way they look. Thank you!

J

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