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Sow bug Killer Spider
Dysdera crocota

Sowbug Killer Spider, Dysdera crocotaThe sow bug killer has large, strong fangs, which enable it to bite through the hard shell of pill bugs and sow bugs.  It is generally beneficial, but may bite people.

Sowbug Killer Spider, Dysdera crocotaYou just never know what you will find when you turn a rock over.  These two sow bug killers were among the many animals which were under this rock in my garden.

Sowbug Killer Spider, Dysdera crocotaThis little silk bag apparently was the remains of the nest of this sow bug killer.  It kept trying to squeeze into the bag.

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