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Spider located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Primary suspect in a bite that became infected - Agelenopsis

Spider located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Primary suspect in a bite that became infected - Agelenopsis
Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada
September 2, 2011

Moved
Moved from ID Request. I agree with the comments below. Spider bites are very uncommon, and this is not a dangerous species.

grass spider
if you did not see a spider bite you then there is no telling what has caused your infection. The spider pictured is a harmless grass spider Genus Agelenopsis. I am not saying something did not bite you, but it is just a fact that spider bites are often misdiagnosed. Most doctors do not know anything about spider bites. It is just a sad fact. Bites from brown recluse, black widows, hobo spiders, and sac spiders can be harmful to humans even these spiders are scape-goated for other medical reasons or bites altogether. Brown recluse are nowhere near British Columbia so that spider can be ruled out.

Looks like...
Agelenopsis. A grass spider and completely harmless. While they can bite, spiders normally have to be harassed or feel like their own life is in danger before they bite. Good luck!

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