A unique pattern on the abdomen makes this spider easier to identify than others.
This species of spider does not spin webs to catch prey. Instead, it roams the ground and searched for its food.
This spider's bite has caused allergic reations in some humans.
Common name: Parson Spider
Scientific Name: Herpyllus ecclesiasticus
Adult Size (Length): 10mm to 20mm (0.39in to 0.79in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: black; brown; ivory
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
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