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Photo#7832
black spider w/ orange legs - Trachelas

black spider w/ orange legs - Trachelas
Springfield, Virginia, USA
October 9, 2004
I found this spider in the corner of my bathroom, and I photographed it after taking it outside. When first approached, it displayed the classic defensive posture of raising it's front legs up, but I think it quickly got used to me. Any help identifying is appreciated.

Trachelas
Devin Carroll

Trachelas

Sac spider
This looks like one. Check out the family Clubionidae.

 
Sac spider
Yeah, it closely matches the sac spiders posted in the guide. Thanks, Tom!

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