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Here's some great close-up photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing us to use the photos sent in. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. Here's another new page with some great shots of South African Spiders sent in by Hannes.  Click here. Please choose a section.
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Reply: What a lovely closeup. I suspect it is a lynx spider that has adapted to its surrounding by changing colour!! - glen

15 August 2014:
I found you website and have been enjoying looking at the pictures. I have a picture of what appears to be a white lynx spider? Perhaps you can specify what it is? ~Gina

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Reply: Nice photo thanks for letting me use it  - glen

24 July, 2014:
Hi Glen I posted this photo on my Facebook page and someone viewing it encouraged me to send it to your site. You are welcome to put it on your site if you like. I am not sure what this tiny spider is but the plant is a carnivorous drosera (sundew). The spiders seem to use the lure of the plant to catch a snack for themselves as the tentacles often have web in them. Regards, Diana Andersen Animalinfo Publications
Animal Images Photography & Design
PO Box 605 Kalamunda WA 6926 Australia Ph: +618 92919795
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Reply: No, its not a ghost spider, it looks like a female nursery web spider  carrying her egg sac  - glen

2 July, 2014:
I took this picture in our yard in Clifton, Virginia. Near Washington DC. Thanks

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Reply: The close-ups below are from Steve with many thanks for sending them in!!  They are mainly wolf spiders and a huntsman emerging from his shed exoskeleton - glen

8 June, 2014:
Hi Glen, Steve here from facebook regarding your request for me to send some extreme close up images of spiders through to you for use on facebook and your website. I have a few different pics if you like I can send them through a few at a time so the messages are not to large, I will send high resolution through on good faith that you will retain my watermark on the images used. Thank you Steve. PS: LOVE the website, I am a regular visitor.

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Reply: Those eyes in the first pic look so much like ours it's unreal, click the photo to check them out!! Great shots!! - glen

8 January, 2014:
Hi Glen, Zen here, I take lots of spider pics but have one i can't explain, not one of my best but the light coming from behind to show the eyes in a different light, tell me what you think! here are a couple of jumping spider pics i took, not sure as to what types but think they would go well in your close up gallery! Zen

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Reply: Thanks finally a great photo - this one is a marbled orb weaver - glen

8 January, 2014:
Hi Glen, I was just checking out your site and figured you might like this photo I took in my yard last year. Someone just asked me what type of spider it was and I used your site to ID it. Paul

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Reply: Not spiders but great photos!! - glen

17 May, 2013:
Here you go:-

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Reply: I think this is a mouse spider - glen

17 May, 2013:
Hello I've been seeing spiders similar to these in my home. Just wanted to know the name of this spider. It seems fairly small, smaller than a penny, but very fat. They almost look like a mini version of a tarantula. Thank you.

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Reply: Thanks a lot, nice picture - glen

8 March, 2013:
For your use if you want to add to the colection of tarantulas. thanks I really am enjoying your website.

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Reply: It's a false widow - glen

21 October, 2012:
What kind of spider would this be .we have a lot here in wyoming

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25 September, 2012:
Hello Glen I was wondering if you could tell me what spider I just found sitting in a net on our front door in Pennsylvania. A picture is attached. The body is about as big as a US quarter (coin). Thanks so much Julia

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2 Sept, 2012:
orb weaver/spider on web-Wagoner County, Ok - Ellen

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2 September, 2012:
jumping spider eating winged insect, wagoner county, ok

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2 Sept, 2012:
Hi Glen, I just found your site this morning, so I donít think much else is getting done today. I thought I would send you some pictures I took at work. Feel free to use them for your site if you wish. The spider is tiny, but I use microscopes at work, and thought it might be neat to have a look. You can see from the scale marker that this thing is about as long as a dime is thick. Some silk is visible too. Can you tell what it is? Do you think it will grow bigger? Oh, I found it indoors in Winnipeg. Summer time. Thanks for the great site Emmet

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2 Sept, 2012:

Hi glen, Could you tell me what this spider is & if it is dangerous, I found it atop of some reeds by the water at a local park. Cheers Dave

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2 Sept, 2012:

Hi Glen! I have released Icky, she was getting too big and wasnt catching enough food inside, so i let her outside so she will eat more before winter comes. I was at the bus stop today and seen this quarter-sized orbweaver. She was eating something and was a rather hairy girl. I got one photo of her that I just LOVE. I think it might be one of my best spider photos yet, the hair was just an added bonus. Casey

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Reply: Great find, I wish we tarantulas here in Australia -  glen

2 Sept, 2012:
Hi - love your site! Here are a few photos of the largest spider I've ever had the pleasure of seeing in the wild. She was in a burrow under a rock (carefully replaced) in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. The third photo is mediocre but shows an old molt in the background. Cheers bob

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Reply: Thanks a lot for the photos, your photos are great!! -  glen

22 July, 2012:
Iím an entry level photographer with a passion for arthropods, Since I frequent your website for identification of spiders, I thought I would give back and send you some of my photos. Thanks for hosting such an amazing website!

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21 July, 2012:
Some orb weavers from Ellen
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21 July, 2012:
Spider on rain soaked web, argiope and others photos from Ellen

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29 June, 2012:
Hi Glen Here's a few photo's of Araneus diadematus for your wonderful website All Female apart from 9405 which is a Male All the best Nik

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26 June, 2012:
0477 - Male Dolomedes fimbriatus
0550 - Female Dolomedes fimbriatus with Egg Sac
7113 - Juvenile Dolomedes fimbriatus
9509/ 7505 - Marpissa muscosa
8001 - Recently moulted male Anyphaena accentuata
9124 - Male Anyphaena accentuata 4135/4142 - Segestria florentina
Nik

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26 June, 2012:
Glen, Thank you for maintaining such a useful site as spiderzrule.com. Iíve used it a couple of times to identify the spiders I photograph (and I post your URL when I do). Iím sending in three photos that you are more than welcome to post on your site as examples. Thanks again for the useful information. Also, here is a link to my latest jumping spider photo, which might have been too big to e-mail. But you can download it from my Flickr page at a smaller size if you would like. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffeppinette/7361489270 Regards, Jeff Eppinette
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25 June, 2012:
Here's Pholcus phalangioides with her eggs - Spider foetuses visible. In my bathroom - she can't defend herself or feed during this time. I am hoping to capture them hatching. Nik

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25 June, 2012:
Dolomedes plantarius attached - protected by law in the UK

Nik

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25 June, 2012:

Hi there!
You contacted me on FaceBook re my Spider photo's being used on Spiderzrule. I'm not sure which ones you want but I have attached a couple that you 'liked' on fb. I'd be very happy to send you more. Keep up the great work! All the best
Nik Nimbus
http://arachnerds.blogspot.co.uk/

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First 5 pics: Pursewebs - The dark Atypus affinis is the Male, the brown is female, the bluish one is a freshly moulted female.

Last 2 pics - Jumping Spiders - Female Salticus scenicus with the fluffy Palps, Male with enlarged Jaws.

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22 June, 2012:
I have attached photos of a Tarantula that I found in our underground irrigation pump box. I retreived him and placed him outside our wall. Soon there was another Tarantula in the box so I guess that is where he/she/ they want to be. I am careful to look before I put my hands in the box. And you are welcome to these photos as well

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Reply: Great pics!! This is a jumping spider - glen

4 June, 2012:
Hi there. You were really helpful to me before when you identified a spider, and I was hoping that you wouldn't mind doing it again. I almost missed this little guy/girl, but caught something out of the corner of my eye. I quickly set up my camera and took a few pictures. Here are the three that I thought were best. It caught something and was eating it as you may be able to see in one or two of the pictures. I'm pretty sure this is some kind of jumping spider based on other pictures that I've seen, but I'm not sure which kind. It was around 1 cm long/wide (including legs), maybe a tiny bit bigger. I'm in Atlantic Canada, just outside of Fredericton, New Brunswick if that helps. Thanks very much in advance! J-D.

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More from Kris: Aha, I see that you are right! Thanks Glen! Dolomedes tenebrosus: http://www.uark.edu/ua/arthmuse//dolomede.html -Kris

Reply: This is a fishing spider. Click each photo for some awesome closeups.

7 May, 2012:
Hi Glen, spiderzrule.com is awesome! I caught and photographed this guy last night, see attached. I was calling it a wolf spider, but now I'm not so sure... Can you ID? Thanks! -Kris, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

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Reply: This is an argiope of some sort, nice pics -  glen

26 February, 2012:
Hi Glen, Fantastic site and love it and your shared passions for all things spidery. I was wondering if you had any idea what species the attached images might be? The first series I thing are of Golden Silk Orb weaver but I cannot find any other images of this stunning creature. It was about 3-4 inches long And the second a very aggressive tarantula methinks about 6-7 inches long. All found in Bayanga, the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Thought you might like the images for your collection Kindest Regards, Greg

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Reply: Looks like a rabid wolf spider - glen

26 February, 2012:
Hi Glen, enjoy your site. We live on 40 acres in the southern area of Texas. I believe this is a wolf spider. What do you think? Robbin
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Reply: This is known as a rain spider in South Africa, it is know as a huntsman in other parts of the world- glen


26 February, 2012:
Hi There. I came accross you site trying to find out what kind of spider this is. I think it might be a Rain Spider, but I am not sure. Please let me know. Thanks

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8 December, 2011:
is this an orb weaver??????? thanks J

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Reply: What a great shot of this garden orb weaver - glen

14 November, 2011:
Iím not sure how to post pictures, so a decide to send this pick to you to see if you can help. I leaving in Costa Rica Central America and found this spider on my backyard, by the picture could you identify this one? Thank you, Gus

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Reply: This one is  araneus diadematus, nice closeup, click for a larger view - glen

22 October, 2011:
Glen, This spider has been hanging upside down on its' web the past several days in my outdoor shed. The second shot is a close up of the spiders' head. Jerry

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Reply: Probably a funnel weaver, nice closeup - glen

11 September, 2011:
Glen, I took this picture about a week ago. Not sure if this is a wolf or funnel weaver. It was on a web on my house with a funnel like entrance behind a downspout. The spider is reared up showing its fangs encountering an ant I through on the web to bring it out from behind the downspout. Jerry

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver, nice shots - glen

26 August, 2011:
We found this specimen outside of our cabin in Tennessee. Could you help ID it? Thanks. Brian .

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24 July, 2011:
New to shooting spiders... This the only shot I could get before he ran away.

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10 June, 2011:
He posed nicely on my back deck in Colorado.

Al
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Reply: This isa jumping spider and they are pretty cool spiders -  glen

29 April, 2011:
I work at a boarding facility for dogs and found this guy on the back wooden fence crept in between two boards.. hope you like the pick he was eating a fly and enjoying it it seems.. what kind of spider is he? his eyes are wicked cool two pointing down like binoculars and two on the sides...there maybe be ittybitty eyes as well.. I'm from Louisiana..btw :)

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29 April, 2011:
I took the attached pictures of a Jewelled Spider in my backyard on 4/09/11 in New Orleans. Enjoy! -- MATTHEW

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27 April, 2011:
Hey there, I was wondering if you could possibly identify this spider for me. I hope the picture is clear enough for you, I really didn't want to get any closer.

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Reply: Thanks Laura, nice pics. - glen

12 April, 2011:
These are just some pictures of a jumping spider we found on the car while we were out today. They turned out well so I thought I'd share. She (he?) was roughly dime sized and eating what I presume was her mate at the time. I let her go in my garden. All pictures taken by me in southern NJ and free for anyone to use. -Laura Lee

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6 April, 2011:
Here are two pictures of Zebra spiders that were on my garage. Jerry

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Reply: This is a brown crab spider - glen

6 April, 2011:
I saw this spider in the woods on the leaf of a plant. Jerry

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  too - glen

6 April, 2011:
Glen, I sent you a picture of a spider that I had titled yellow spider and this is the one I meant to send. The other spider was not yellow but it did have a web close to my deck. Jerry

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver of some sort, can't see the top to be sure which one  - glen

6 April, 2011:
Shot this one a few years back. It had built a web by my deck right before dark. Jerry

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6 April, 2011:
Here's a spider that was on my garage. Jerry

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Reply: This is a fishing spider - glen

6 April, 2011:
Don't know what kind this one is. It was under a piece of plywood lying on the ground that I turned over looking for spiders while out macro shooting. Jerry

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6 April, 2011:
Glen, Here is a male Funnel Weaver/Grass Spider. Jerry

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Reply: This looks like a trapdoor spiders  - glen
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6 April, 2011:
I RECIEVED THIS SPIDER FOR AN INDIVIDUAL,IT WAS LEFT AT A HOTEL ROOM IN WV. I NEED HELP TO IDENTIFY IT "I HOPE IT'S NOT WHAT I THINK IT IS" ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF SPIDER IT IS ESPECIALLY IF IT IS POISONOUS!!!!!

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6 April, 2011:
Hi, I have some photos of an arachnid I found in my house, I finally determined it to be a broad-faced sac spider. You can post these on your site if you like. Found in Wichita, KS. nathan

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6 April, 2011:
I recently posted a spider photo of mine on Facebook. A friend saw it and suggested I submit it to your site. I looked around for a submit link, but couldn't find one, so I hope that emailing you the photo is ok. Feel free to use my photo on your site if you like. I've enjoyed looking around at the photos you already have posted. The one from Maui looks just like one my husband ran into on our honeymoon there. It scared him to death! From his reaction, I expected to seem some monstrously huge spider and was laughing when I saw how small it actually was. Still a very cool looking spider, regardless of size.

Thanks Glen! Here's one more jumping spider I just remembered I have and a shot of one eating. Hope you them! Debbie

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Reply: This is a female southern house spider and it is venomous as are all spiders. It is not known to be dangerous to us though - glen

6 April, 2011:
Do you know that this spider can be and is it venomous?

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6 April, 2011:
Glen, Here are a few more. Hope you can use them. I'm not a spider expert so I'm guessing what they are. First one - Wolf spider with babies. Second one - Jumping spider. Third one - Some kind of Jumping spider I have a few more I can send later. I love macro photography and shoot a lot of spiders but I don't know the names of most of them. Jerry

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver, pretty cool with those  black marks that look like eyes on its abdomen - glen

29 March, 2011:
Do you know what kind of spider this is? Zack

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Reply: Great photo, sorry I don't know what it is - glen

13 March, 2011:
Glen, I spotted this spider during a night hike near the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Ecuador. The length of the body was about 1.5°, and fore leg tip to rear leg tip about 3°. The bright coloring certainly indicated °stay away° to me. The legs appeared slightly blue under my LED flashlight.. The body is a reddish orange. Thanks, John

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