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Subject: Id spider please
Location: Table Rock Lake, Branson West, Missouri
July 8, 2015 9:14 am
Found in side yard at Table Rock Lake, Branson West , Missouri.
8 July 2015
WHAT IS IT?
Thanks
Signature: Les Johnson

Trapdoor Spider

Trapdoor Spider

Dear Les,
This is a Trapdoor Spider in the genus
Ummidia, and you can compare your image to this image on BugGuide.  Though Trapdoor Spiders are capable of biting, they are not aggressive and their bite is not considered dangerous.  According to BugGuide:  “Dig tunnel in ground and seal with a silk-hinged lid. They hide under this lid and make forays out when prey is sensed, presumably by vibration. Males are often found wandering in late spring, presumably looking for mates.”

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
I thought so. He is probably a male as he was just walking along. He tried to run but after i persisted on stopping him for a pic, he just sat there.  About silver dollar sized. Posing for me. Used flash on iphone. Good pic. Thank you very much!
Les

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Table Rock Lake, Branson West, Missouri

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