What Is a Woodlouse Spider?


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A woodlouse spider is a unique spider that does not use a web to trap prey and feeds primarily on pill bugs and sow bugs. The woodlouse spider can be found throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada.

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What Is a Woodlouse Spider?
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Woodlouse spiders are commonly found in forests, fields and gardens and are nocturnal hunters. The spider's bite is painful but it's venom is rarely harmful to humans; most bites can be treated easily with over-the-counter remedies.

This spider spins a web that it uses as a home, and females use their webs as a sanctuary for guarding their eggs.

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