- Nov 29, 2016
Found this guy in the woods about a month ago. I live in the Southern Part of New Jersey. He is a wandering spider and has some distictive features. I noticed the bottom side of his abdomen is white with small black dots in random places. He has eyes at almost the very top of his head. His fangs are kinda hooked inwardly from what I can tell. I call him a he because of the size of his abdomen which is smallish and pedipalps which are quite large. Hes is just under .75 of an inch without measuring his legs which would make him almost an inch exactly. I am a amateur spider enthusiast so I have a couple guesses.
My first guess is that he is a large grass spider but he does not make that distinct flat web but I think I remember reading the males don't always build them. My second guess is maybe six-spotted fishing spider male he is lacking the 6 spots but I did find him near a small stream .. Pretty stumped!