Asked October 12, 2018, 7:33 PM EDT

can u tell me what kind of spider this is? Found on my kitchen counter

Beadle County South Dakota

1 Response

The good news is that this is not a spider that is of concern to humans. Without something to scale and an in-focus shot of the head (eye pattern is important for spider ID), I can't be of much help.

This is the time of year where spiders from outdoors find their way inside on potted plants and the last of the garden produce. This resource from Nebraska is a good place to start on spider ID - http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/ec1590.pdf.