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Rare Purseweb in SW Wisconsin - Sphodros niger

Rare Purseweb in SW Wisconsin - Sphodros niger
Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, USA
May 26, 2012
I rarely get spiders in the house so was surprised to see this unknown one on the pine siding in the living room. I submitted the photo to www.spiders.us and it was identified as a purseweb spider. A few of the respondents urged me to register it on Bug Guide as there weren't any in Wisconsin. Our home is in a rural area and I've never seen a spider like this before.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Thank you!
I was one of those on Spiders.us who encouraged you to do this. Thank you so much for following through :-)

 
You're welcome! Sorry it took
You're welcome! Sorry it took so long, but there was simply too many other things going on.

Sphodros niger?
Looks like a purseweb spider to me as well. Spiders of Wisconsin lists one: Sphodros niger.

Let's see what others think.

 
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Looks close enough to be right to me.

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