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Large red spider native to PA?

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by gambite, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. gambite

    gambite Arachnoprince

    Someone asked me about it. She said she found a large red spider on her leg, somewhere in PA. Anyone know of any spiders like this?
  2. proper_tea

    proper_tea Arachnobaron

    Could be a sow bug killer... I can't think of the latin right now, but I've found them up to 1.5", which can seem huge if you're not expecting it. They're also quite sinister looking... big ol' jaws...

    I've got 2 males and a female living in a deli cup together.

  3. clearlysaid

    clearlysaid Arachnobaron

    Dysdera crocata... scientific name of the pillbug killer. :)
  4. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    1.5, man I did not know they got that big:?