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2 December, 2010:
Greetings, I love the spider website. I thought you would appreciate this couple. You are welcome to add the photo to your site. Is this girl a Lobed Argiope? I took this photo at Bolsa Chica, CA in May of 2010. The web was among some brush in the drier low foothill areas. Bolsa Chica, a restored wetland/tidal inlet is in Southern California and is literally right across the street from the beach. Thanks, Suzanne C.
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13 November, 2010:
I was actually set up trying to get shots of a Gulf Fritillary laying eggs... but then I saw this... I got shots of it just before it caught its prey... a honey bee... but they were a little rushed and not as nice as these... I will post them on my web site, and you can look from there if you like... I assumed it was some kind of jumping spider, but I was not aware of them making webs... this one apparently had some kind of web, that may have had eggs in it. The little yellowish white dots are either eggs or pollen, I am not sure.... however as I was editing my shots... I noticed that there were little nat like flies that were all over the bee... wondering what and why... parasites or opportunists? They were very tiny... the size of the bees eye... Below is a close up of one of the nats that were on the bee... the top view makes it look thin, but they kinda go pot bellies... (fat abdomens) ... I could send anothe shot of the side if you like...

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12 November, 2010:
this was found in Southern California, about 1/2 inch long... Thanks!

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12 November, 2010:
She was as big as the tip of my thumb!! Gorgeous! I just love spiders, my friends think I'm nuts. My boys and I found this beauty hanging out just outside of our sun room. Let us know, thanks Burgen San Diego, CA ps she was on a web not in a tunnel and she's the second one I've seen here. Also the web disappears during the day?

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11 November, 2010:
Hi Glen, What a great web site. I took this picture this morning (8th November 2010) in my garden in Reebok, a suburb of Little Brak River , near Mossel Bay in South Africa. Thanks to your site I can positively identify the spider Anyone can use the photo if they want to. Regards Mike

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20 October, 2010:
Hope you enjoy some pictures I took at the Spider Pavilion in Southern California!

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Reply:   It is an orb weaver and not dangerous - glen

7 October, 2010:
hello just checked out your site, and i took a pic of this spider from the eaves of my front porch... Isnt this an orb weaving spider? feel free to use the pic as well for ID on your site.. I thank you for your time in advance. ciao Cheryl

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Reply: What great photos!! Yes, this looks like Cheiracanthium punctorium - the yellow sac spider.
2 October, 2010:
hi! can u identify these male and female spider as Cheiracanthium punctorium? http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootingnik greets, u also can use the pics on the webpage, greetings from austria,
Nikolaus

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Reply: Some more great photos of a jumpings spider from Nikolaus

2 October, 2010:
greets, u also can use the pics on the webpage, greetings from austria,
Nikolaus

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Quit playing games with my eyes!!
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26 August, 2010:
Here's an Aussie wolf spider - despite the size it looks in the photo, it wouldn't have been any more than a cm from top to bottom. He also only had 6 legs!! - glen

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14 August, 2010:
Taken in Mindo, Ecuador. I have several incl more of an angle to see the spikes. Thanks, Josh

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Reply:  Nice closeup, thanks  - glen

2 August, 2010:
Wow! We are having an exciting time since we moved out here. My daughter in law was just sweeping down the top terrace steps when she found a 3” scorpion which we safely returned to nature. Then I went to replace the BBQ canvas cover which we had left on the ground overnight when this ‘little’ friend dropped out. I have once again trawled through you site and been unable to find an exact match. I thought maybe a Funnel Web or Grass Weaver. Rather than keep pestering you is there some easy way of i.d.ing spiders? Can you rescue us once again – and again my wife won’t believe me when I said it was harmless – can you re-assure her? Thanks in anticipation, Jon

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2August, 2010:
I Found this gorgeous Argiope in our backyard in Houston, TX – size is 4-5 inches. Beth

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Reply:  Nice closeup, thanks  - glen

1 August, 2010:
Saw your website... It helped me identify this spider. I was afraid we had recluse spiders! Thanks for the great site. Mark

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Reply: This is a wolf spider, probably a male - glen

7 July, 2010:
What kind of spider do you think this is?

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

5 July, 2010:
Hey Glen- I have attached the larger pics to this e-mail (I left the small ones there too). Let me know if you have any trouble opening them. Jill

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28 June, 2010:
Hi Glen, Thought you might like to see another closeup of an argiope. It's the standard yellow and black one. This one was probably over 3" across the legs and is one of the largest I've seen. You're welcome to post it on your website if you'd like. Thanks, John

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17 June, 2010:
Hello Glen, Love your site. It has helped in ID'ing some of the spiders I've photographed. I'm attaching - An argiope having lunch. - A black widow - Maybe a wolf spider. It was really enormous. It was larger than a sparrow. It would have been good to have positioned a ruler or something near the beast, but I wasn't going to get that close to it. - An unknown spider Cheers, George, New Jersey, USA

More from Kim: Thank you so much for your prompt response!  After I emailed you I screwed up my courage and took a few more photos;  lo and behold, there ARE babies emerging from the egg sac.  What I took to be dark markings were actually holes in the egg sac through which you can see the bodies of the babies.  I've never seen anything like this before.  

Reply: This is a huntsman spider -  glen

25 June, 2010:
Can you tell whether this is a wolf spider, a nursery web spider, or something else? I have waged a long and valiant war against my unreasoning fear of spiders, and I want to transfer this mama and her babies to a somewhat safer location (my cat is intensely interested in her and will swat her if she gets a chance, and while I am managing my fear, coming upon this magnificent being unexpectedly will cause me to have a stroke). If it helps, the egg sac is not round at all but very flattened with some dark markings on it. And are those babies starting to emerge? Thanks for your help!

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24 May, 2010:
Hi Glen- Found you website today. It is great, thanks! Anyway I took these pictures in 2009 and was curious if this was a wolf spider. It was in our hydrangea bushes. We live in East Tennessee.

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Reply: This is a male Southern House Spider  - glen

24 May, 2010
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Can you identify this spider? In Florida hanging out on the bathroom ceiling. Thanks, Kathy

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Reply: Nic pics but this is a female Southern House Spider  - glen

27 April, 2010
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I am sending some good photos for you to use of a Black house spider.

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5 April, 2010:
I found this jumping spider on my front porch in southern NJ. All pictures taken by me and free for anyone to use. -Laura Lee

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4 March, 2010:
This spider was so small I couldn't see it with the naked eye. Yet it has made a tiny perfect orb web - glen

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16 November, 2009:
I HOPE YOU CAN USE SOME OF MY PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE! MC

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver - glen
9 November, 2009:
Hi Could you please let me know what type of spider this is. I live in miami fl on a lake Please don't post these yet. These were shot at night and they are the orignal colors not fixed. Thanks Rick

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9 November, 2009:
MARBLED ORB WEAVERS - Intrusion Attempt

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15 October, 2009:
I took this photo last night - I'm pretty sure it's a wolf spider - Found it under the kitchen table here in Phoenix, Arizona. He seemed to be dazed, probably from crawling around in the perimeter bug killer we keep around the house (we'd be overrun by various bugs here in Phoenix if we didn't spray), and sat pretty still while I took a series of photos after setting him on a white sheet of paper. Feel free to use it on your site. Just put my name (not email) on it, and if you can my web address. thanks.
Davo
www.pixelpuddle.com/photos

 

 



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7 September, 2009:
(feel free to post it if you want - and to remove my site name if it's against your policy) I have seen this large spider in Borneo, about 800m high, under the roof of a shed, close to a waterfall and a little lake that goes with it; it is huge, I would say the length from end of front leg to end of back leg is about 15cm (6"); it looks somewhat like one of your giant fishing spiders, but Borneo is in Asia, and I think I read these are only in South America. Do you know this lady? Thank you Pascal  (France)


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3 September, 2009:
I am pretty certain that the spider I spend last night photographing is a wolf spider and I thought you wouldnt mind haveing a couple more photos to use on your site. Caught under my one year old sons bed. Sincerely, (f) Jamie

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3 June, 2009:
Hey Glen, Cool, thanks.. I am sending you this pic I thought you'd like. It is rare to capture spiders mating, this is one of my best shots of them doing so.. these are Linyphiidae I found in a park near Portland. I would be privlaged if you would put it on your website somewhere. I put a link to your site in mine. I got this shot at some expense since the park ranger said I was "off the trail!" My foot was about 1 foot off the paved path and I was harming nothing, (not even a weed) I managed to hold him off long enough in "polite conversation" to get this and a few other detailed shots! I also observed some interesting behaviour, when they broke it off after getting spooked they did not seem to want to quit! I have one shot of them broken up and then they went at it again in a matter of about 20 sec. or so. This species locks fangs and clearly the males and females appear to get along quite well.

Gabe and Alina Beasley Mostly Macros photography site URL http://gabebeas.blogspot.com
 email: olngwb@yahoo.com

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Reply: Thanks, that looks like Dolomedes tenbrosus-  glen
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8 May, 2009:
Yesterday, I took some close up photographs of what I believe to be this spider. Would you be interested to have one or two for your web site?

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25 October, 2008:
Hey Glen, I have a beautiful Cat-Faced Garden Orb Weaver Spider living above my bedroom window. Here are some pics of her sunbathing. Great site, I really enjoy all the information! Best, -Stephen

Nice close ups, click for a larger view.

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30 September, 2008:
Here's a closeup of a huntsman's eye pattern. glen
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17 July, 2007:
Here's some more great photos from Gustav.

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Reply: This is actually a wolf spider as I can see 3 rows  of eyes. Fishing spiders only have 2 rows.


16 July, 2007:
HI GLEN HERES A FISHING SPIDER FROM FRSNO CA. U.S.A.

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15 July, 2007:
HI GLEN HERES SOME MORE PICS FROM MY BACKYARD, I LIVE IN FRESNO CA., USA

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26 June, 2007:
Here's  photos of Gustavo's giant fishing spider from Venezuela. 
Click for a larger view. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpiMVAbg19M
Click the Youtube link above for a video of Gustavo's spider.

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7 May, 2007:
Hello glen. I live in fresno ca. this must be a jumping spider but is it male or female?
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19 November, 2006:
hi there.... I came upon your site after doing a search on house spiders.......  I live in Scotland and found this beauty in my house.... (I'm assuming it's Tegenaria gigantea and not a hobo ) well at least i hope it was because i picked it up  gorgeous looking spider anyway...  thought maybe you'd like to use the shots on your site (I'm a keen macro photographer)

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and to give it a sense of scale here's a shot of it next to my index finger

and a shot of its spinnerettes

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17 September, 2006:
Glen, I just love your website! My husband bought me a new camera where I can now take macro shots of bugs, etc. I have been shooting all weekend so far.  Thought you might enjoy this close-up of "Charlotte's Eyes."
Thanks! Sheila Bragg
Savannah, GA
USA

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8 August, 2006:
Hey there: Attached are a few more recent photos I've taken jumping spiders near my home. These little guys are pretty photogenic, don't you think? With regards, Steven Davis
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31 July, 2006:
Hi Glen,
Thought I would send you a couple more photos of the Sydney Funnel Web. This is one of the females I am keeping. I have her housed in a container that is 20cm x 14cm and deep enough for her not to be able to get out. I keep them on a substrate of peat moss and put in pieces of rounded bark to allow them to make a home as natural as they do in the wild. This female is approximately 3.5cm in length and, as funnel webs go, is not as aggressive as some of them can get. She spends her days inside the bark hollow and comes out when darkness has fallen. I feed them crickets by leaving the insect in the container and allowing the spiders to hunt them during the night. Trust you like them for your website,  Regards, Col Halliday



 

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26 July, 2006:
Regal Jumping Spider "Blackie" -Rich Swanner

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28 June, 2006:

I just stumbled across your wonderful site while identifying some spiders. I would like to contribute a few photos for your collection. I've been photographing almost any interesting spider or insect that I have come across. Feel free to use any of these photos for your site. Greg

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28 June, 2006:

You can use it for your site if you would like

Best Regards,
Todd Avery

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17 June, 2006:
Hello Glen: I wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I came across your website recently and I think it's an excellent resource. I've always been fascinated with spiders and you've got quite an impressive collection of images. I case you're interested in adding a few more photographs, I'd be happy to send you some of mine. I guess I could be considered an advanced amateur photographer and I am particularly fond of macro photography. I've attached a sample. I came across this little jumper on the side of my house (in Holland, MI). Luckily I had my camera and macro lens handy. With regards,
Steven Davis

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17 June, 2006:
I found this spider crawling on the kids swing set. I am in central coastal NJ picture taken 6/16/06. Thanks

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11 June, 2006:
Hi Glenda,
As I mentioned in my previous email to you, I am trying to get some representative photos of the Brown Sydney Trapdoor as well as some photos of the Sydney Funnel Web in natural light. Trapdoors are not as co-operative as Funnel Webs and are usually reluctant to "stand and deliver", preferring to seek shelter. I have a Sydney Brown Trapdoor that I am feeding and growing and I have attached a couple of photos of her which you may want to use on your site if you feel they are what you are looking for.
I have not been able to set up properly for a natural light shoot of my Funnel Webs (one has to be extremely careful with these spiders and it has been very wet outside for s while) but I have attached a few taken under fluorescent light without a flash. You can see the contrast in the colouring from my previous photos taken with the flash. I am still working on the opportunity for some controlled outdoor photos and I will send then to you when I can get them done to my satisfaction.  Collin Halliday.

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10 June, 2006:
 

Blackie Takes Lacewing-Rich Swanner

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9 June, 2006:
This interesting little spider was found in Austin , Texas . I’m still trying to figure out what kind it is. It was found on a large leaf in the garden. The spider’s body is about 1/3” long. Regards, Jennifer Prince

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6 June, 2006:
"Blackie" again -Rich Swanner

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5 June, 2006:
Regal Jumping Spider "Blackie"-Rich Swanner

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4 June, 2006:
What a spider sees.-Rich Swanner

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3 June, 2006:
Cellar Spider's Dinner-Rich Swanner
 

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1 June, 2006:
From today Black Widow takes Bee-Rich Swanner

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20 May, 2006:
 
Hi Glen, I came across your site last night whilst looking for information on the Sydney Funnel Web (Atrax Robustus) and the Brown Trapdoor Spider that lives in the Sydney area. Some of the photos you have a really great and I thought you might like to have a look at some macro shots I have taken of a female Sydney A. Robustus. They were done under flash and show the colours of the spider underneath and in the leg joints as well as the extent of the hairs they have on their bodies which are not as noticeable without the flash. I have prints of these on A4 and they are truly awesome. My next step is to try and get some photos in the natural light as a contrast as well as some photos of a Trapdoor Spider. If you would be interested, let me know and I can email them through to you when I can get them done. Maybe you would like to include them on you site. Note the venom on the fangs in Picture 032. Hope you enjoy the as much as my work colleagues did and they are of course subject to your normal copyright conditions. Regards, Col Halliday

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12 May, 2006:
Jumping Spider- Rich Swanner

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2 April, 2006:
Dear Glen, I am attaching a reduced-size JPEG image of a phidippus johnsoni... a male to be exact,  (jumping spider) for you collection. (The master image is a 23.4 MB TIFF file that would lock you email up forever.) I took it using a Canon 20D 8.2MP camera equiped with a Canon 65mm 1-5x Macro Photo lens set to 3X at F6.3. Like all macro images the depth of field in a small fraction of an inch so to create an image with the entire spider in focus I shot a sequence of 45 images as the camera was incrementally racked from a position where the hindmost leg was in focus to where the front-most leg was in focus them digitally merged the in-focus sections of each photo. The original prints up nicely at 16-inches wide with every hair in sharp focus and no grain. I particularly like the blue-green iridescence of the mandables and the fine orange hair covering the abdomen. Thank you for posting a great page that helped me identifiy this little guy. Sincerely, Wayne Schmidt

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17 March, 2006:
Funnel Web Weaver Spider-Rich

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Hello Ms. Crew,
I came across your school's spider pages while surfing and saw that I could submit spider photos. My photos were taken by me with a scanning electron microscope.
Your kids will get a unique, up close view with these photos. They can also visit my website at
http://www.geocities.com/sciguyjim/sem.html
3 photos are attached.
Thank you.

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7 November. 2002:
Hello Ms. Crew,
Thought I'd contribute to your school's spider page. These picture might be  interesting to your students. All 8 pictures are from the same spider. I  took them in Thailand. It's some type of a jumping spider. In the close up picture, it's just a cropped portion of a larger picture. Now, you can add  a colour close-up to your b/w pictures that Jim contributed. Hope you and your students enjoy them. If you have any questions, you can email me.
Regards,
Shafak
Thanks for the lovely photos, what a colourful little character this one is!! (Click for a larger pic)

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