Ground Spider

Subject: Castianeira crocata? Location: Southwest Missouri May 18, 2017 12:27 pm Is this a Castianeira crocata? I’ve never seen this one before. Just found it in my basement. Signature: TK Dear TK, You are correct.  This is a Ground Spider, Castianeira crocata, and BugGuide does not list a common name.  According to SpiderzRule, a close … Read more

Ground Spider from Canada

Subject: love bug Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada May 18, 2016 11:44 am Hello 😀 This punk jumped on my face in the night, a couple weeks back.. I tried to catch him, but he escaped. Today however, I caught him going about his business speedily, high up on the wall. Having a hard time … Read more

Parson Spider

Subject: Spider Location: St louis Missuri March 9, 2016 11:06 pm What type of spider is this ? Is it poisinus? Signature: Spider man Dear Spider man, This distinctive spider is a Parson Spider in the genus Herpyllus, probably Herpyllus ecclesiasticus.  Like most spiders, it has venom, and like most spiders, it is not considered dangerous … Read more

Ground Spider

Subject: other mystery insects that are bugging me (no pun intened) Location: All in the letter October 5, 2015 4:11 pm Hello again, this is Cicada lover. I am wondering if you could identify these other insects and arachnids I have failed to ID. Number one is a spider I found which appears to have … Read more

Ground Spider

Subject: what is this Location: SE PA May 12, 2015 12:02 pm Hello we just found this little guy in our house. its about the size of a dime Signature: Thanks, Danielle Hi Danielle, Your spider is a harmless Ground Spider, Sergiolus capulatus. You may verify its identity on Bugguide.  We haven’t posted a recent … Read more