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Spider found in home

Observed: 19th March 2013 By: Percy_VeerPercy_Veer’s reputation in InvertebratesPercy_Veer’s reputation in Invertebrates
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dennis trunecka's picture


Although quite similar to Clubiona those spinners are the clearest identifying mark.
Drassodes cupreus are the most common, but as Chris makes clear, the exact species could not be identified from this photo.

stevegregory's picture

or Scotophaeus ?

No doubt it is a gnaphosid. D. cupreus is the most common Drassodes species overall but the hairs are typically 'coppery' hence 'cupreus'. D. lapidosus (and Scotophaeus blackwalli, which occurs indoors) are covered in 'mousey' grey hairs. Both are also common. The hairs on this specimens looks more grey. As acknowledged above, there is no substitute for microscopic exxamination.

mattprince1969's picture

scotophaeus would be even greyer

though turning it upside down and checking for notched troch's would be the ideal check....
(at least to rule out haplodrassus)

Good luck with that though, having read Bristow's account of stone spiders vs pretty much anything else, I'd be careful about upsetting one ;)