Help identifying spider

Asked June 14, 2020, 6:16 PM EDT

I found this spider on our deck and had never seen one with large forearms, they almost look like crab pincers. Not sure if you can tell from the image but he had a thin strand of web he was spun across a 8 feet of deck railing. Thanks!

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like a type of jumping spider, a predatory spider and beneficial. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/predatory-spiders

Marian