Dark Red Ghaphosid - Ground Spiders, Part IV
Family Gnaposidae

ground spider saved from spider trap
I saved this spider from a sticky spider trap in Taylorsville, Utah by helping it to get its legs free and I succeeded with no loss of
limbs for her or me.  I never came close enough to the spider to get bit.  I think this is a beautiful spider and in the trap it looked
black but when I used a flash to take this photo, it definitely showed a reddish cast.   Gnaphosids are extremely fast runners. 
Carol Davis, 5-28-2009

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