Subject: Aggressive brown spider
Location: South Central Texas
December 29, 2012 5:08 pm
Hey bugman,
I unknowingly swept up this brown spider in my kitchen. He wasn’t too pleased, and responded by lifting his front legs in aggression when I moved near to take the photo. He’s hairless and about the size of a gold dollar. Is he dangerous? I’m trying to decide if I need to move out of my apartment or not!
Signature: Brittani Wray

Probably Giant Crab Spider

Hi Brittani,
We don’t often trade with gold dollars, but we are guessing that this spider is a pretty good size.  There is not that much detail in your image, but based on the general shape and the relative length of the front two pairs of legs, we believe this is a Giant Crab Spider, perhaps
Olios giganteus which you can find pictured on BugGuide.

Location: Texas

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