I have been trying for years to identify a rather large (honestly they are all large to me) red spider. The best way to describe this spider is that it looks much like a VERY large red ant, but has eight legs and large fangs and only two body sections. They range from 1/2 inch to one inch long aproximately. The spider I caught has a body of about 1/2 inch not including the legs. I have one caught in a spider trap and would send a photo if someone could tell me how to post a photo to this site (it has lost much of it's color due to age). I have rarely ever found one on a wall. We find them in our basement on the floor and crawling accross our patio...so they tend to be ground spiders (and they are not fast moving), but they really freak me out. If anyone can identify these and let me know if they are dangerous, I would apperciate it. I have tried all sorts of web site searches but none post a completely red spider that looks like this.