Large Brown Spider
May 24, 2010
Dear Bugman,
I found this spider on the side of our house yesterday and it’s still hanging out this morning. He’s about 1.5 to 2 inches in size, including legs. I don’t really see a web but he appears to be hanging a bit today. He’s tan to brown in color with a dark rectangle across the belly. Thanks!
Nature Lover in Ohio
Chardon, OH

Male Nursery Web Spider

Dear Nature Lover,
We believe, based on the large pedipalps, that this is a male Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira.  You can compare your specimen to individuals posted to BugGuide.  We eagerly welcome a second opinion on this identification.

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