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  • Ground Spider - (Zelotes duplex)

    Ground Spider - (Zelotes duplex)

    Ground Spiders are traveling predators that run quickly after prey and away from danger.




    Staff Writer (12/12/2015): Ground Spiders are technically a group of spiders that are ambush attackers and one of the example species is Zelotes duplex. In general, all Ground Spiders forego weaving webs to trap prey. They run it down instead. They are great stalkers and fast runners, capable of startling humans that observe too closely. Females lay eggs in a silky sac.

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    Details of the:
    Ground Spider


    Category: Spider
    Common name: Ground Spider
    Scientific Name: Zelotes duplex

    Taxonomy:
      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Arachnida
         Order: Araneae
          Family: Gnaphosidae
           Genus: Zelotes
            Species: duplex

    Size (Adult, Length): 8mm to 15mm (0.31in to 0.59in)

    Identifying Colors: black

    Additional Descriptors: fast, biting, venomous


    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico


    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.