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Amaurobius ferox adult male - Amaurobius ferox - male

Amaurobius ferox adult male - Amaurobius ferox - Male
Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
December 24, 2013
Size: body 3/4", total 1.5"
This spider came in a roll of burlap I ordered that was shipped from Grand Rapids, MI. Not sure which states he is native to.

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Amaurobius ferox adult male - Amaurobius ferox - male Amaurobius ferox adult male - Amaurobius ferox - male Amaurobius ferox adult male - Amaurobius ferox - male

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Don't worry it's not one of the medically significant spiders.

 
Thanks!
Yes! I think you have ID'ed my spider! I am so happy I can set him free. I now wonder if he came from my house or in the burlap from Michigan?

Can't help with the ID, unfor
Can't help with the ID, unfortunately, as I am completely useless when it comes to our eight-legged friends.

If I'm not mistaken, those "boxing gloves" are pedipalps - sperm packet transfer appendages - and so this is a gentleman spider.

 
Thanks! In the meantime I did
Thanks! In the meantime I did read up on spiders here at BugGuide and did learn that much. It is nice to know he looks like a he because he is a he. ;-) I would love to ID him in the hopes that he can be released. He is currently a prisoner but he does have water and I found him a little bug in case he gets hungry.

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