Last week, we highlighted the Eastern parson spider (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus). This spider is pretty ordinary in terms of its behavior, but has a very unique pattern on its abdomen. This pattern is said to look like a cravat or ruffled neck tie of a clergy, hence the name parson spider. Part of the ground spider family, the parson spider is primarily a nocturnal hunter of insects. If found in your home, it should be of no concern, best just to let it be or release it back to its natural woodland habitat.
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