Subject: bug in my pool
Location: Jessup PA
June 2, 2017 4:56 am
Can you id this creature?
Signature: Bob Goodwin

Sowbug Hunter

Dear Bob,
This Spider,
Dysdera crocata, is commonly called a Sowbug Hunter.  According to BugGuide:  “Primary prey is isopods; hence the large chelicerae and fangs” and “Bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata, are virtually innocuous. The main symptom is minor pain, typically lasting less than 1 hr, probably due mostly to the mechanical puncture of the skin.”

Location: Jessup, Pennsylvania

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