Ground Spider / Gnaphosidae Drassyllus


In the spider family first you have Entelegynes - the main group of spiders. Within that you have Ground Spiders - Gnaphosidae. Then the genus is Drassyllus which is for the group of ground spiders which tend to have all black, matte bodies with the legs being black to rust in color. This one here might even be Drassyllus depressus but I'm not quite sure. In general these spiders have a body which is all black, with legs that are mostly black except for rust tip areas.

These are fairly harmless spiders. They just hang out on the ground eating little bugs. I found this one on the back porch, just wandering across the porch. It did move pretty quickly once it saw the camera coming for it :).

Ground Spider / Gnaphosidae Drassyllus

Ground Spider / Gnaphosidae Drassyllus

Ground Spider / Gnaphosidae Drassyllus

Ground Spider / Gnaphosidae Drassyllus

Ground Spider / Gnaphosidae Drassyllus

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