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Red-spotted Ant Mimic - Castianeira descripta - female

Red-spotted Ant Mimic - Castianeira descripta - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
February 15, 2006
Size: around 6 mm
I don't have time to look this up right now. I can tell you it is very fast and falls into my spider photographing category of "glass climber". (I'm more comfortable with the non glass climbers :)

i caught a live one
i live in sw florida
and my daughter just got bit by one of these
Castianeira descripta or Castianeira occidens
not sure which one
i was freaking out i caught the spider right after it bit her it was crawling thru the bed spread and she was screaming bloody murder
and i didnt know what to do i almost took her to the er
but searching long enough and her not having any symtoms
she seems to be ok and this spider i guess is harmless i cant really find anything on these spiders
i would take a pic but my digital camera took a crap and now i dont have one i will keep him in the container and get a friends camera and post it for yall
when i can if anyone else has been bitten by one of these please reply

I am NOT good at comparing pictures but I have a picture of a spider that is colored like yours at
Identified as Castianeira descripta by an expert who I can no longer name.
Family Clubionidae.

Very nice.
You're right they look very much alike. Thanks.

The arachnologists split up the Gnaphosidae, but it 'used' to be in that family:-) Nice image.

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