- Nov 2, 2017
In the Philodromus genus. I am posting these pictures to show the spider I managed to catch in my house. I have had it positivly ID'd, on spider.us as a Running Crab Spider. My next step is to learn as much as I can about this spider and make it a home. It was a big deal to find it because I moved here from Texas about two years ago, and this is only the second spider I have spotted here in Alaska, compared to Texas where I saw countless spiders and other insects. I even caught this lil spider a mosquito, and watched it take it down! The mosquito was easily double the size of the spider. Happy and just wanting to share and document my experience, and hope to learn and make acquaintance with other animal enthusiasts.