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spitting spider - Scytodes thoracica - female

spitting spider - Scytodes thoracica - Female
Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
July 13, 2012
Size: 6 mm BL
Found in kitchen sink.

Any thoughts on what the black thing is protruding from the tip of the abdomen? Other do not seem to have it.

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Female
I'm not sure what happened to her tail, but the "black bag" could be damage/recovery (scab) or it might be a parasite that we can't see enough of to ID or it could just be a bit of her frass or maybe some oil or sap.

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