running crab spider

running crab spider

5962   I found this little dude in my room and (s)he’s been hanging out on the far wall for the past four days. Despite my phobia, Ive tried to be kind and leave them be but I’m curious to know more about my little roomie. I live in Red Deer, Alberta and it is currently April 4th.

This looks like a running crab spider (family Philodromidae); they are completely harmless to humans.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.