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Insect and Spider Identification: Spider in Japan. Please Help identify.

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November 15, 2013
3:44 AM

Post #9709369

What is this?!?! I am not a fan of spiders and just found this in my bedroom in my apartment in Japan. Is it poisonous? Thanks in advance for the help.

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November 15, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9709466

This is a harmless (to humans) jumping spider in the family Salticidae - see for a similar example. Nearly all spiders (including this one) possess venom glands and thus are considered venomous, but only a tiny fraction actually are dangerous to humans. See the 'sticky' on spider bites at the top of this forum.

November 15, 2013
7:07 AM

Post #9709476

Thank you. I really don't like bugs (well just don't like them inside my house haha). I jumped when I saw this one, mainly because of it being thick and fuzzy haha. And because my deployed husband wasn't here to squish it for me. I'm glad it's harmless though. :)

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