5689 Hi, my name is Desiree. I found this spider in a house I work at. The area/location is Qualicum Bay, Central Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Month is early June. It was about the size of a dime. Maybe slightly smaller. And was quite quick. I have never seen one quite like this out here and am very curious as to what it is. Thanks in advance.
This is a ground spider (family Gnaphosidae) in the genus Sergiolus; either S. columbianus or S. montanus. The markings of these species are very similar, and a positive i.d. often depends on microscopic examination of their genitalia. These spiders are harmless to humans. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.