Spider identification help

Asked June 22, 2020, 5:36 PM EDT

I found this pleasant fellow living on a mullein plant in my meadow. Hoping to get help with identification.

St. Joseph County Michigan

1 Response


Hello,

That is a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira (Araneae: Pisauridae). These large scary spiders are harmless.

See: http://animaldiversity.org/site/accounts/information/Pisaurina_mira.html
and
http://www.spiders.us/species/pisaurina-mira/

Regards,
Howard