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Is a Common New England Spider Venomous?

According to LiveScience.com, a common spider found in New England may be venomous. This common Broad-Faced Sac Spider, has a surprisingly painful bite.  This spider is found wandering around the windowsills and kitchen floors of our New England homes.  He usually enters our homes in the fall... more
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Broad Faced Sac Spider

The Broad Faced Sac Spider is Trachelas tranquillus - I like to think of this as the "tranquil spider". It apparently only comes into homes in the fall when it is preparing to hibernate. Indeed, the first time we ever saw this tranquil spider was in September when the leaves were starting to... more
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