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Eastern Parson Spider - Herpyllus ecclesiasticus ~15 mm. Silvery/white dorsal stripe on the abdomen, which resembles a cravat worn by a parson during the 1800&#039;s, hence the common name.<br />
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Habitat: Hunting near my moth light Eastern Parson Spider,Geotagged,Herpyllus,Herpyllus ecclesiasticus,Summer,United States,spider Click/tap to enlarge

Eastern Parson Spider - Herpyllus ecclesiasticus

~15 mm. Silvery/white dorsal stripe on the abdomen, which resembles a cravat worn by a parson during the 1800's, hence the common name.

Habitat: Hunting near my moth light

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The spider species ''Herpyllus ecclesiasticus'' is commonly called the eastern parson spider, after the abdominal markings resembling an old-style cravat worn by clergy in the 18th century. It is mainly found in Central USA, with finds stretching from North Carolina to southern Alberta, Canada.

Although this spider presents a startling appearance, living indoors as it frequently does, it is not considered harmful. However, some people do have allergic reactions to their bites....hieroglyph.. more

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2019. Captured Jul 9, 2019 22:02 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm