Location: SE lower Michigan
December 27, 2010 2:20 pm
Can you help me identify this spider? We have spotted them a few in our home.
Signature: H. Smith
Dear H. Smith,
Your spider is a Black Footed Spider or Yellow Sac Spider, Cheiracanthium mildei, a species that was introduced from Europe. It was once believed to be a species whose bite could cause necropsy around the bite, but that speculation is no longer believed. The revision can be read about on the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene website.
Thank you so much for taking a look at it.
We really do appreciate this awesome service to those of us out here that have no clue as to how to identify these things.