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Stone centipedes

Marbled orbweaver

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Goldenrod crab spider

Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org


Size: Up to 1 3/4 inches long

Description: Reddish-brown with 15 pairs of short legs.

Where/When: Found in a variety of habitats including under logs, loose bark, stones, leaf litter, and mulch, mainly in moist areas. They are present from spring to fall.

Significance: Beneficial as a predator of anthropods. Harmless to people.

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