Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#503829
Brown Spider With Black Striped Legs And Oval Shaped Butt. - Coras

Brown Spider With Black Striped Legs And Oval Shaped Butt. - Coras
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
April 8, 2011
Size: 1" by 1"
This spider was under the covers of my moms bed. It bit her on the leg and she injured it a little as it only has one mandible and is missing a leg I was worried That it could be poisonous so I need to find out any info I can on it.

Moved
Moved from Spiders.

Spider Bite
I agree with Kevin. Most spider bites are supposed to be similar to bee stings. People experience some pain and localized swelling and that's it. Could you keep us posted on her bite experience?

 
she is fine thank you! she wa
she is fine thank you! she was a bit nausious but it went away shortly. it is bruised and sore. it has two fang marks with what looks alike white dried skin around them. no major swelling its like two bee stings next to each other. i think she sat on it and it got angry.

I was going to say one of the
I was going to say one of the Tegenarias, but I'm not quite sure about the eye arrangement and the banding on the legs. The pedipalp, as best one can see, certainly reminds me of Tegenaria, but I suspect I am overlooking one of the other agelenids.

Nothing to worry about. All spiders are poisonious, strictly speaking, but that's poisonous to their prey (small insects, etc.). As long as your mother keeps the site clean and no infection develops, she will be fine. BTW, that's a male and it's missing one pedipalp (and a leg) -- either because of the run-in with your mother or perhaps because it's already mated.

 
I was thinking Coras
or something similar, but look at all those ventral leg spines. I left a comment here.

 
Coras doesn't seem like such
Coras doesn't seem like such a bad possibility. A dorsal view (from above) would certainly help.

 
Interesting article. I'll tak
Interesting article. I'll take a look this evening at your comments -- I'm sure you probably on the right track, as usual. But right now I'm working on the crab spider (Xysticus/Ozyptila) leg photos I promised you. Just noticed though that I still need to re-install Helicon.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Images
When submitting multiple images of the same subject please use the "add image" feature rather than making collages. Only you and the editors can see your full-size images. Everyone else just sees this shrunken version. The collage makes it harder for most people to see the detail in the images.

 
spider brown and it bites!
thank you soo mauch i was worried. your most helpfull and all of you who answered thanks!

 
brown spider
i released the spider into the wild so i cant give an overhaed view but i definitley will have more bugs to be examined!

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.