What kind of spider is this?

Asked July 30, 2020, 12:52 PM EDT

I found this in my sink after washing blueberries, though I do not know if it crawled out of the blueberry container. I've never seen one of these and am curious to know what it is. The container says product of Canada, but the seller is from Elizabethtown, NC. Maybe it was packaged there? Also, would it be okay to release this in the wooded area around my neighborhood? Stay safe and well.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like the beneficial spider that hunts and eats wood lice, sowbugs, pill bugs etc., called a Woodlouse spider.
It is more than fine to let it go outside, and we are pleased that you asked.


Christine