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Fancy spitting spider - Scytodes thoracica

Fancy spitting spider - Scytodes thoracica
St. Louis, Saint Louis City County, Missouri, USA
October 27, 2011
Size: ~5 mm body
Such a cool spider. Found indoors. First pic shows the neat pattern and you can kind of see the eyes, but the color is not right - this photo was washed out from flash and I tried to fix it. The second pic shows the real color better. I believe this is Scytodes thoracica based on this, but I saw some similar ones sitting in the genus page, so I thought I'd better post to the ID request. This would be the first data for this genus or species for MO, and it looks like there hasn't been one of these posted in 3 years.

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Moved
Moved from ID Request. I think that ID is likely correct. It is the most common of the six species in the eastern US and the pattern matches.