Spider from Guizhou, China
February 24, 2010
Hi there,
This is a spider that lives on my wifes farm in Guizhou, China (northern, near Chongqing). They are everywhere. They are quite thin (flat) and manage to squeeze behind almost anything that does not move often.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Kerry
Anchang, Guizhou, China

Flattie from China

Hi Kerry,
This is a member of the family Selenopidae, which BugGuide refers to as the Flatties, a name that is quite appropriate considering your confirming description.  According to the Biodiversity Explorer website, they are also called Wall Crab Spiders, and they are harmless.  We don’t think we will be able to provide you with a species identification.

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