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Unknown spider - Thanatus vulgaris

Unknown spider - Thanatus vulgaris
February 5, 2011
Omak, Okanogan County, WA

This spider shown eating a small cricket was found in a bag of crickets I had purchased locally as feeder insects for my Tarantulas. They told me they have seen these spiders before in with the crickets they order in which come from California, any clues for an Id

Moved from Thanatus vulgaris.

From Rod Crawford:
It's a Thanatus, almost certainly T. vulgaris which is often seen in cricket shipments. RC

I've removed your location and put it in the comments section. I don't think we want this showing up as a data point for WA or not since it's being shipped around from who knows where.

Moved from ID Request.

There are a few in this section that need their location data removed due to them coming in crickets. I'm not even sure if we need them in the guide at all (placeholders or what), since we probably have wild specimens. We could just note on the info page about the cricket assoc., but the data is meaningless, especially if it's the home address where the cricket shipment was delivered.

I think it's interesting to see
where they pop up. I've created a notaxon page for them for now.

Close to here

If the spider didn't come from Washington, then please correct or remove your location data.

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