Broad Faced Sac Spider
  Trachelas tranquillus  
Order: Araneae
Family: Corrinidae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
Dark in color, with very dark enlarged chelicerae    
Abdomen:    
Light yellow/grey with a darker marking on the dorsal side    
Legs:    
Foremost legs are the darkest and get lighter towards the back legs    
Size:    
3-10 mm
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  Normally found at the base of plants, in grasses and in ground debris.
  Range:
    New England and adjacent Canada south to Georgia and Alabama and west to Kansas and Minnesota.  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  This is a hunting spider so it makes no web. However, it builds a sac like tube to hid and rest in diurnally which is also used to protect its eggs in autumn.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  This particular spider tends to forage on other dead arachnids and insects which can cause its bite to be particularly unpleasant due to infections.