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Photo#146004
small spider with big fangs - Dysdera crocata

small spider with big fangs - Dysdera crocata
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 14, 2007
Size: ~7mm

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eye arrangement
This image is being used in the eye arrangement article, thanks!

Built-in nut cracker
Amazing critter. A friend of mine shot one.
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/spiders/Dysdera.htm

 
That's why I don't handle spiders
This one could wrap it's fangs around my finger:-)

 
That's a nasty looking spider!
Where did you find this? I'm assuming that it forages in the leaf litter as it feeds on sow bugs. Kind of late reply, but I just found your fine image.

 
It does look nasty
That's a good reason why I don't like handling spiders.
If I remember right, it was under a log in the woods.

 
Thanks Tom
I've turned over a lot of logs, but haven't seen one of these yet! If I do find one, I hope it doesn't scurry away quickly like a centipede so I can get some close ups of it :^)

I keep my distance from spiders! I have a healthy respect for those fangs.

Moved
Moved from True Spiders.

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