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Subject:  Too many bugs pesticide and paid services no help
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern,California 3 miles from Mexico border
Date: 06/16/2019
Time: 02:03 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We have used many pest control company store bought poison not many big bugs like the pic but thousands of tiny ones inside and out constantly crawling touching then once on a while a bite or sting hot pain for 1/2 second then it starts all over to small to see .they have won I left my home and husband 3 mounts
How you want your letter signed:  Earvey

Ogre Faced Spider

Dear Earvey,
We do not provide extermination advice, and we empathize with your situation.  That said, we have no idea about the identity of the “spidery” thing you submitted.  You submitted three identical images of this thing.  Do you have any additional images?  How large is it?  Your image is lacking in critical detail, but the eight legs give it the resemblance of a Spider or Tick, but it is unlike anything that comes immediately to mind.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist with this challenging identification.

Ogre Faced Spider

Update:  Diana posted a comment indicating she believes this looks like a Whip Spider, Argyrodes colubrinus, but the image on Dave’s Garden and the image on Project Noah of that Australian species do not look like the same species to us, so we still consider this unidentified.

Update:  July 18, 2019
We received several comments that this looks like an Ogre-Faced Spider in the genus 
Deinopis within the family Deinopidae.  Here is a BugGuide image that supports that identification.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Southern California

8 Responses to Ogre Faced Spider

  1. Diana Layton says:

    Looks like a Argyrodes colubrinus to me.

  2. Jordan says:

    ariamnes colubrinus

  3. Laura Lindler says:

    I think it might be a wind scorpion.

  4. Sandra Guérin says:

    this spider seems to have sustained some damage, probably due to all the pesticide used, wich complicate a little the identification colorwise.
    although from the general shape, length of cephalothorax/abdomen and the length of the leg, I would tehnd to say an ogre-faced spider (Deinopis)
    the general look of the spider really makes me think of a Deinopis subfura, but they are usualy found in australia.
    I know some insect are sometimes unfortunate luggage or fruit/vegetable crate stowaway so not entirely impossible.
    considering the blured picture and damage, two species found in southern state and mexico such as Deinopis Spinosa or Deinopis Longipes could be the right genus.
    in hope that this help to answer the question of identification

    Sandra Guérin

    P.S.: except being sizable, scary faced and to many’s account very ugly, they are completely harmless and help reduce the amount of insect around the house

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