The Nursery Web Spider derives its name from the care it takes of the egg sac. Females carry the sac with their fangs and build a web for it in high weeds or low shrubs, suspending it from a leaf. The female then guards the eggs until they hatch.
This spider does not spin a web to catch prey.
Common name: Nursery Web Spider
Scientific Name: Pisaurina mira
Adult Size (Length): 7mm to 26mm (0.28in to 1.02in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Ontario; Quebec; Nova Scotia; Minnesota; Iowa; Kansas; Oklahoma; Texas; Mississippi; Alabama; Georgia; Florida; South Carolina; North Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia; Maryland; New Jersey; New York; Vermont; New Hampshire; Maine
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