I need help identifying this spider!

Asked August 29, 2019, 3:10 PM EDT

I found this spider in my bathtub this morning and I wanted to know what kind of spider it was before I released it into the wild! Please help!

Tarrant County Texas insect identification

1 Response

This is what's called a spitting spider, genus Scytodes. They are so-called because they shoot silk out of their mouths to entrap their prey. Not venomous. Common in houses. https://bugguide.net/node/view/3346 No control needed.