Eastern Parson Spider Herpyllus ecclesiasticus    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Araneae   >   Family Gnaphosidae   >   Genus Herpyllus   

Description:

White markings on black abdomen are distinctive. Common Name is based on the resemblance to a type of necktie worn by some ministers.

There are 118 records in the project database.

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An Eastern Parson Spider in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/12/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Eastern Parson Spider in Howard Co., Maryland (2/8/2017). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/1/2015). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/11/2014). This species overwinters under bark and this individual was probably settling in for the season. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/13/2019). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/2/2011). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Harford Co., Maryland (1/27/2021). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/8/2014). Photo by George Harley. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/18/2021). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/20/2013). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/8/2016). Verified by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Lori Byrne. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/13/2015). Photo by Cecilia Wright. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Charles Co., Maryland (8/3/2015). Photo by Michael Patterson. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider (underside) in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/8/2014). Photo by George Harley. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/2/2011). Photo by Philip Brody. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/28/2015). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

An Eastern Parson Spider in Harford Co., Maryland (5/23/2021). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Eastern Parson Spider in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (11/5/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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