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A - Antrodiaetus - male

A - Antrodiaetus - Male
Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
October 4, 2009
Size: about 1 1/2 inches
Very fast and aggressive, found it camping this weekend. Pretty sure it's NOT a Hobo, but would like to know for sure what it is....Here's a video of it attacking my wife :-}


Moved from ID Request.

It's not ugly...
...But it is a member of the Antrodiaetidae, a family commonly known as Folding-door Spiders. What you have here is an adult male that was probably wandering around in search of a mate. Here's a link to the Folding-door Spider Guide page:

Beauty truly is in the eye of
Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Though I hope you were kidding about the 'attacking' bit, poor thing was terrified! Very neat creature though.

They are very interesting and you are lucky to get to see one. You can browse through the Mygalomorphs here until an expert can look at this. This will be the guide's first image of one from Idaho. Nice job.

Thank you Lynette, I'm sure my wife will sleep easier (me too, for that matter) knowing it's not a Hobo.....

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