Cheiracanthium inclusum

Common Names: Black-footed yellow sac spider, American yellow sac spider
Category: Insects
Sub-category: Spiders

It is a rather small pale yellow spider with dark brown/black feet. Like all spiders, C. inclusum has two body segments: a cephalothorax (fused head and thorax) and an abdomen. In females, the body measures between 5 and 9mm and in males, 4 to 8mm. The leg span however can be up to 2.5 cm with the front pair of legs being longer than the other 3 pairs. Males tend to have a narrower body and a larger leg span than females. It is a pale yellow-beige color with dark brown markings on its palps, chelicerae (jaws) and on the ends of its tarsi (feet). There is also often an orange-brown stripe running down the top-center of its abdomen. C. inclusum has 8 similarly sized eyes, distributed in 2 parallel horizontal rows.

They are most often found in trees and shrubs, but may also find shelter in houses and other human-made structures.

Edible Notes: Not edible.
Warnings: These spiders are venomous and capable of biting humans. A bite begins with moderate pain, (in contrast to a brown recluse's painless bite) followed by itching. Symptoms usually resolve within 7 to 10 days. However, the spider rarely bites (with females biting more often than wandering males), and the venom rarely produces more than local symptoms.