A Closeup of Callobius severus
I am thinking that this fellow is a female because of the shape of the abdomen and the small palps. Without the use of the flash this photo would not have happened. Their bite is supposedly painful but this spider was more interested in heading for the dark underside of the piece of wood in our woodshed.
''Callobius severus'' is a species of spider found in parts of the United States and Canada. Individuals reach roughly 19 mm in size, with males typically appearing smaller than females. Cephalothorax and legs are reddish to dark brown and the abdomen is dark to light grey with fine hairs, often appearing with large, bilaterally mirrored paler spots. Males feature large, extended palps with prominent projections.
It is a nesting woodland species commonly seen in the Pacific Northwest,.. more