Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Scytodidae Scytodes sp. female see view 2 spitting spider
Found: Yorba Linda, CA Date: 10 May 15 ID: D947
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Scytodes sp.
Note, in profile, the enlarged cephalothorax, which house a pair of bilobed venom glands. The glands of this nocturnal spider contain both venom and sticky silk. The spider "spits" this mixture at its victim. The prey becomes glued to the substrate and subject to the action of the venom.