This spider bit my granddaughter. Can you identify please? #851170

Asked September 25, 2023, 1:11 PM EDT

I think Woodhouse but not sure since it does not have the butt. Not sure if my granddaughter squished it since it was on her slide and bit her when she went down, on the back of her leg.

Mesa County Colorado

Expert Response

Yes this is a woodlouse hunter, looks like it is missing its abdomen.  Sorry to hear someone was bitten, however, this spider does not commonly bite people, sounds like it did incidentally happen when coming into accidental contact with the animal. 

Attached is a fact sheet of the common spiders in Colorado homes. 

Thank you for reaching out to CSU Extension! 


An Ask Extension Expert Replied September 25, 2023, 1:20 PM EDT

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