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Subject: What kind of spider is this?
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
April 6, 2014 8:59 am
I found this fast moving spider last night and can’t identify it for the life of me. It was black with white and the body markings are not that of a wolf, which is brown anyway. It quickly escaped my observation jar and is maybe hiding behind the stove. I don’t mind sharing space with it as long as it’s not an intense biting creature!
Signature: Bredette

Ground Spider

Ground Spider

Hi Bredette,
This is a harmless Ground Spider in the family Graphosidae, and we believe we have correctly identified it on Bugguide as
Sergiolus montanus, though it might be a different species in the same genus because according to BugGuide, it is :  “Very similar to other species of Sergiolus; a microscopic exam of genitalia is required for clear identification.”  Your individual looks very similar to this individual from California pictured on BugGuide.

Ground Spider

Ground Spider

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Santa Cruz, California

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