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Entomology (Study of Bugs)/"Owl" spider identification


brenda wrote at 2010-08-24 02:27:10
I just learned that the spider in Cody, Wyoming is not an owl spider, but rather a "cat faced spider." WE also have one outside or home in Cody, WY. It is harmless to humans.

cuca wrote at 2012-06-27 20:29:47
It looks like a cat faced spider, from what I read they are harmless to humans, but please let us know what you find out.

Crestrom wrote at 2013-07-20 17:47:44
It is actually Araneus gemmoides, more commonly known as a "Cat Faced" Spider.

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