Stealthy Ground Spider (Cesonia bilineata)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Stealthy Ground Spider.
Updated: 7/25/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
Dramatic black lines on its light, white body attract human attention to the Stealthy Ground Spider while its prey never sees it coming.
Stealthy Ground Spiders are web-less hunters. While they create silk-based homes for themselves, they are active hunters. Speed and quiet motion allows this species to chase down insect prey. The two thick black lines on the barrel-shaped abdomen are easy to see and they extend up toward the head. While they are natural outdoor hunters, they may wander inside homes (basements, attics) looking for active prey. Like other spiders, the Stealthy Ground Spider uses venom to help capture and kill its prey. This venom is not poisonous to humans. The species is not usually interested in human activity and will run from disturbances.