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Unknown Spider on living room wall - Cheiracanthium

Unknown Spider on living room wall - Cheiracanthium
Toronto, Durham, Ontario, Canada
December 31, 1969
Size: ~ 1 inch
Have several of these spiders seen in our living room and bathroom in our new home - a 1974 built townhouse.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Are you saying that the lengt
Are you saying that the length of the body is one inch? If so then the leg span would be several inches right? That would make this a female Giant Crab Spider (Sparassidae), in the genus Olios. They are tree dwelling spiders and often get into buildings in the fall looking for someplace warm to spend the winter. Olios is typically a pale tan spider with dark brown chelicerae. They blend in well with the trunks of our local Sycamore trees, and often hide under the loose bark.

 
Size
Sorry - I have mis-worded that. The leg span might be a touch over an inch, but certainly not several inches.

 
It's common
for people to give spider size as the entire spider, but actually spiders are measured body only, legs are not included.

 
Taking measurements:
I've found that lots of tarantula folks measure their spiders from the tip of a front leg to the tip of the back leg on the opposite side. I know there are variations in every aspect of most disciplines, but is there an "arachnid standard" for spider measurements, at least in North America? Just curious...

 
good question
I just remember that a spider is measured by body length. I'm not a spider expert, though.

Check out Yellow Sac Spiders
in the Miturgidae here

 
I agree
range matches yellow sac spider.

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