Any idea what this may be? Found inside my utility closet where the water...

Asked October 19, 2017, 2:30 PM EDT

Any idea what this may be? Found inside my utility closet where the water heater and furnace are?

Franklin County Ohio insect identification spider identification

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This looks like a rather dried up spider called the woodlouse hunter, Dysdera crocata. They are rather common spiders. They feed on pillbugs, sowbugs, earwigs, etc. Their venom isn't dangerous but they can give a painful bite with their large jaws.