Deadly Spider

Asked August 28, 2018, 3:52 PM EDT

Hi! Can you please tell me what type of spider this is and if it's deadly? Because it is familiar to a spider that has been known to cause deaths recently in WV, TN and MS, I figured that I should have it checked out. I also put the spider in a plastic sandwich bag if you should need it for testing.

Prince George's County Maryland insect or spider id

1 Response

There are only two types of poisonous spiders in Maryland (black widow and brown recluse) and this does not look like either of them. All spiders have the ability to bite and their bites can be painful and cause irritation. They are good predators of many insects. This is not a deadly spider. Read the following publication to learn about spiders in Maryland. https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/Insect_pests/H...

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