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Spider Photos - Hacklemesh Weaver Spiders

Hacklemesh Weaver Spiders (or Hackledmesh Weaver), Callobius Bennetti,  belong to the Callobius family which is a spider genus in the family Amaurobiidae.  Amaurobiidae is a family of spiders also known as "tangled nest spiders", "night spiders" or "hacklemesh weavers". These cribellate spiders of medium size look similar to the related Agelenidae, (funnel weavers) but have shorter legs and much smaller spinnerets. They share many similarities with the Funnel Web weaver spiders, although the funnel web spiders mostly build their webs in grass. Both can live through the winter, and therefore they are often found in households during the cold weather. Their webs have irregular looking webs in bark and woodpiles and often have roughly the form of a funnel. There are 28 Callobius species that occur in North America and Eurasia. They are sometimes mistaken for hobo spiders because of the herring bone pattern on their abdomen but their cephalothoraxes are shiny. Physically, they tend to have a two-toned body with a shiny looking cephalothorax and fuzzy abdomen with a pattern. Amaurobiidae have eight eyes that are similar in size, are typically of light (or white) color, and are arranged in two rows. The females range from 5 to 14 millimetres in length and the males from 5 to 12.5 millimetres. The carapace is a reddish, mahogany brown, darkest at the front in the region of the eyes and the chelicerae. The legs are lighter in colour than the carapace. The abdomen is generally gray, although the background colour varies from a pinkish flesh color to a dark, charcoal gray. A pattern of lighter areas or spots (which sometimes run together) can produce a larger, lighter central area. It is common to have chevron-type lighter areas on the posterior portion of the abdomen. The web is an irregular “mesh” with an ill-defined tube retreat in the areas previously described.  Their bites are not known to be dangerous but, like most spiders, can be painful.

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Reply: This looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

15 August, 2014:
I found this spider in my house, I live in Northern California (humboldt county) With the body and the legs it was a little smaller than a half dollar. I live in the redwood forest also if that is of any help.

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Reply: This looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

15 August, 2014:
Sorry I thought I had attached the photo! Regards Chris

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Reply: Not a wolf spider, this is a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 July, 2014:
The closest thing I can find to this bad (looking) boy is a Wolf spider.
Hopefully you can identify him.
Thanks, Greg

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver- glen

10 July, 2014:
I'm wondering if you might be able to help me identify this female spider, I've been having difficulties. I usually try to pick some descriptive words and do a google image search to point me I the right direction, but I'm having some trouble this time. (I found a picture that looks about right on this webpage http://www.badspiderbites.com/spider-identification/ in the forum by "Emily B" on June 3rd, 2012, but no one seems to identify what it is.) ​I found the spider between two sets of eggs on a piece of firewood from an open woodshed on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia (Canada)​. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. -- Nina

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver- glen

10 July, 2014:
Hello, I live in Oregon and found this little guy. Never seen one before. Many people say, hobo or house spider. But the color pattern and the leg color makes me think other wise. Any advice would help. Thank you.

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver- glen

10 July, 2014:
Thanks

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver- glen

19 June, 2014:
Any idea what this is????? Thanks, Heather

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1 April, 2014:
From Garland,TX (next to Dallas, TX.) Found this guy when removing my BBQ grill cover. I believe it's a Hacklmesh Weaver, though I'm not 100% sure.

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Reply: I don't think it is an eastern parson spider, looks more like a relation of the hacklemesh weavers - glen

6 May, 2014:
Hello, I have used your website to familiarize myself with all sorts of spiders running around my backyard. Yesterday, I came across the largest spiders I have ever encountered. They're only about the size of a quarter, but that's plenty big for me! Based on your website, I think they are Eastern Parson Spiders, but I was wondering if you could confirm. I found them under a rotting wooden barrel outside by house in Southeastern Michigan, USA. Below are a few photos. Thanks, Juli

 

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1 April, 2014:
Hi, I just found this spider in my home in Northern California...just wondering what kind it was.?.? It was quite large, at least as big as a quarter. Thank you for your help.

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
Hi I found that spider outside on the patio. Location: Hornby Island, BC, CANADA it was mid-august. I am wondering what it is... it looks like a sac spider but it is red and gray instead of yellow.. it was about 2cm long... What could it be? Is it poisonous?

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
About 1, 1.5 cm in total length. It looks kind of like a grass spider, but there are no spinnerettes. Also, it doesn't seem to move very quickly. Found in my bathtub in Hollywood, CA

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
Ha. Sorry sent you a blank email before. This was in my downstairs toilet last night. Urban estate in Worcestershire. England. Its quite a furry spider to any I've noticed before. Let me know what you think Thanks Mitch

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
Please could you tell me what this spider is I found in my garden today? There was more than one of them and they didn't seem particularly scared!! I have realised you are in Australia!! This will probably seem pretty tame to you but in the UK it's a big one!!! Hope you can help!!

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
Unidentified spider in Vancouver, bc

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
Hi! I am a first time submitter, but I have loved your site for a while now. Great job! This spider was found in a wood pile and what isn't as obvious in the pic was how smooth and almost glossy/translucent in the legs. The color was almost black or very dark brown with a ruby/red tinge. It was roughly the size of a dime. Curious to see if we can find out what this guy is, thanks again such a great site! Christine

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

24 December, 2013:
Spider identity

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh weaver to me, not a false widow - glen

14 December, 2013:
Hi could tell me what type of spider this is looks like a false widow not sure help!!!

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27 November, 2013:
I found this spider in the shower in a cabin me and the fiance rented in Helen, Georgia. He was not aggressive so i just relocated him into the nearest closet.So if you could please identify her.

 

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16 November, 2013:
Spider found

 

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16 November, 2013:
Hi, I found these on my front door. I live in South East Ireland. Just wondering if you can identify them (sorry about the poor quality of the pictures). Thanks, Paddy, Carlow, Ireland

 

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24 October, 2013:
Hi, My name is Jay and I live in Liverpool in the UK. I was cleaning the garden yesterday when I came across this spider. I managed to take a picture of it on my iphone. Do you have any idea what type of spider this is and if it is of any harm as I have a small child and dog. Thanks for your time, Jay

 

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24 October, 2013:
Hello, I've been browsing your page and others and have not been able to identify this species. In WA State. Want to know if it is dangerous, habits, prevention...etc. The one pictured was just bigger than a US quarter. Please get back to me. Thank you

 

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24 October, 2013:
Hi I found that spider outside on the patio. Location: Hornby Island, BC, CANADA it was mid-august. I am wondering what it is... it looks like a sac spider but it is red and gray instead of yellow.. it was about 2cm long... What could it be? Is it poisonous?

 

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24 October, 2013:
Hi there. Found this one in the basement on the steps in Toronto, Canada. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

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24 October, 2013:
Glen, I have to share with you just how often I've used your site over the years. Every time I encounter a spider I've not seen before, I visit your site. I work in a childcare center, and we occasionally get spiders in the building. My coworkers come to get me when a spider makes its way inside so that I can remove it without killing it. (They won't get close enough.) I have looked up every one and have become confident with the types we get that they are okay to cautiously 'round up' and relocate. Thank you! Also, over the past year, I started taking pictures of insects and birds in my yard for a project for my summer school age kids. It started with bees, but I found so many spiders in the bushes where the bees were hanging out I started looking for them as well! So many different types all over my yard then the ones I've noticed in the past. With the help of your site, I have names to put with my project's spider pictures. I only have one or two that I am unsure of and may send them to you for help if I continue to doubt my guess. But the rest I was able to easily identify. Thank you, again for having such a great site! Julia

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10 August, 2013:
Can you identify this spider? SE of Portland, OR USA Thank you Sandra

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10 August, 2013:
Hi, I would be very grateful if you could identify this spider for me please? I live in Scotland but this spider appeared from a suitcase that has just returned from the congo. Thanks, Sarah

 

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10 June 2013:
Hello, I found this guy in my basement in Toronto last night. SO far, I have seen photos of a Hacklemesh weaver, and a Hobo spider, both seem to look exactly like it, but I can't tell the difference. I'm reluctant to say it's a Hobo in Toronto, but we have seen a lot of Black Widows and other sounhern spiders here over the past 5 years due to climate change. Of course, it scared the crap out of me, so I hit it with the Raid (I know, sorry), and it didn't die. Twice, even. I did manage to get it in a jar though. Any thoughts? Dianna

 

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Reply: Could be a Hacklemesh Weaver  -  glen

5 June 2013:
Found two in our basement in Toronto. (Thought it looked a but like a fishing spider, but we are not near water) Thank you very much! Tanis

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26 May, 2013:
Hey, not sure if you would be interested, but I had this little one stumble in today and thought you might want a picture since I used some of yours to identify it. Adin

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Reply: Hacklemesh  weaver  - glen

17 May, 2013:
I wondered if you could identify this spider for me? It was in a box of grapes that I purchased from a Tesco supermarket in Scotland. The grapes were from Chile and I wondered if it was likely to be a Chilean spider or a British spider. Thanks for your help Jennifer

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Reply: Hacklemesh  weaver  - glen

17 May, 2013:
Identify spider please

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Reply: Hacklemesh  weaver spider - glen

17 May, 2013:
Can u tell me what this spider is pleaseeee

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Reply: Hacklemesh  weaver spider - glen

12 May, 2013:
Found this spider in my auditorium at school just curious as to what it is and how big it can get I live in NYC

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Reply: Could be a hacklemesh  weaver spider - glen

12 May, 2013:
Hey Glen, A friend of mine posted this pic and asked what kind it was. Of course, all the ladies wanted it smooshed. He refused. lol. Can you look at it and tell me what it is, please? Thanks, Kim

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Reply: Could be a hacklemesh  weaver spider - glen

13 April, 2013:
Ive done some research online but the pictures of this spider do not look like the one that has zig zags on it.

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Reply: Looks like a hacklemesh  weaver - glen

13 April, 2013:
Hi! First of all I would like to say the I love your website and I always look to it when I find spiders around the house :) Tonight I found this spider and I had no clue what it could be. I looked online for a few hours and still haven't seen a spider that looks similar. It's about the size of a quarter and I discovered it in my basement in MD. I couldn't get a good picture of the underside, but it has two circular marks on the proximal end of it's abdomen that are the same color as the mark on it's back. Thank you! Savannah

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5 March, 2013:
I live in a basement apartment (Long Island, NY). I find these spiders all the time around my apartment and I am honestly terrified of them. They are usually found in my entry way (all concrete) but this one was on my shower curtain in my bathroom. I want to know if they are harmful or not. I usually find them more in the warm months and will see about 2-3 per week. Now that it's cold, I haven't seen them much. I just found this one now though (feb 28, 2013 at about 10 pm). The last time I saw one was about 2 weeks ago. Any help in identifying it would be very much appreciated! Thank you, Emily

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5 March, 2013:
Dear Glen, Can you please tell me what kind of spider this is? i was cleaning in my room and closet down in the basement and soon enough i saw it just rawling rather fast across my carpet. i'd appreciate the help. - Frank

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Reply: The second one is a hacklemesh weaver  - glen

4 November, 2012:
Hi Glen, We found these two lovely ones at work today. One I think is a male broad faced sac spider, he is kinda creepy but its my first time seeing one of these guys so I was pretty excited to add him to my photo collection. The other black spider I am not 100% sure of but she is most definitely female and likely pregnant. She looks to me like a barn funnel weaver, hobo, or common house spider. I've never seen one of these ones either. She was very docile and calm and she was very co-operative about being caught and released and even sat still for her close up photos lol the male sac spider is a runner! Am I right for the identifications? I've already released these two so I cannot get more photos. They were HUGE! The female was almost an inch and the male spider was about 3/4" Casey

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Reply: This is a hacklemesh weaver and I doubt it would have caused the bite you mentioned - glen

4 November, 2012:
I have received a nasty spider bite, causing necrosis & a large pit like scar, in my home (asleep) but never found the spider itself. I see many spiders in & outside my home in central MA. Since the bite am very concerned about identifying any spider I see. I have a five year old son that I fear may get bit as well. We found this LARGE spider in my son's wagon yesterday afternoon. Seemed like it was tucked in & trying to go dormant for the winter, but quickly woke & scampered away. It was far enough away from the house for me to let it go free, but I would still really like to know what it is. I found one VERY similar last fall INSIDE my kitchen. That was pre-bite, so I caught/released it. It was very aggressive-reared up as if to intimidate me-I wouldn't do the same favor now... Thank you for ANY help in identifying this spider! Meredith Ayer, Massachusetts Oct. 2012

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Reply: This looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

4 November, 2012:
Hello. I saw this spider is a park in Pacific Grove, CA. I don’t thikn I’ve seen one like this before, and I was wondering what it is. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks! Lyn

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Reply: This looks like a hacklemesh weaver - glen

19 August, 2012:
Hi glen My brother inlaw found this spider can u tell me what kind it is and if its dangerous thanks Chris -Scotland

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Reply: This is a hacklemesh weaver - glen

19 June, 2012:
Hi Glen, I found this gal/guy in the stack of cut wood I bought at the campsite at Jeremiah Smith Redwoods State Park, in Northern California. I quietly moved it to another spot and let it remove itself. Can't seem to find an ID. A Parson? Thanks, Kai Shelby

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4 June, 2012:
I'm still crazy paranoid about spiders - But your site has helped me ID and calm down. Here's my contribution. Do you have tips / requests for spider pictures?

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Reply: You probably have a female (left) and male (right) hacklemesh weaver - glen

31 May, 2012:
Unknown basement spider

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Reply: From the markings on the abdomen I'd say it is more likely to be a hacklemesh weaver - glen

7 May, 2012:
Hi, I found a spider in my yard today, and it looks EXACTLY like the top picture of the hobo spider on this page: http://www.spiderzrule.com/hobo1.htm I read that hobo spiders can come with different markings and that you really need to look at them under a microscope to be sure; however, are there other spiders that look 100% identical to the one shown in the picture. I would say that it is highly unlikely that it is a hobo, because I live nowhere near there current identified range (I am in upstate NY), but, seriously, the pattern is amazingly similar. I am attaching a few pictures that were taken. Erin

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7 May, 2012:
Took this pic today. Maybe a black house spider? I live in the US, Chicago IL. Thanks!

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16 February, 2012:
My wife found this little one crawling on her arm while sitting at her desk.. She blew it off of her arm and called me to ask me what it was. I have no clue. It's body is approximately .5 cm and the total spread from front legs to back is about 1 cm. It has chevron marks on the abdomen and if you look closely the legs and cephalothorax appear to be pebbly with metallic highlights. I live in Austin, Texas U..S.A. Any ideas about what it may be? I have a higher res. photo I could send but it's not zoomed in. Let me know if you need it. Thanks.

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ID From Laura - Hacklemesh weaver

16 February, 2012:
Hi Glen, I live in central New York and i keep finding these guys on the ground in my basement. They're dark brown and about an inch or more in size. I set some traps and caught 3 of them in about as many days. Can you identify it and also recommend any action I should take, if any. Any info would help... thanks alot. -Steve

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10 February, 2012:
Hi Glen, Found this on my kitchen floor in the UK, any idea?

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20 January, 2012:
Just wondering what this one is? Seems different from other ones we have around the house. Maybe we weren't paying attention. Found in the kitchen cupboard in a pot. California near Santa Cruz, in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood forest. Thanks if you can ID it. You are welcome to do as you want with the photos. Peter

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17 September, 2011:
Would you please tell me what kind of spider this is? I have been "Googleing" for more than an hour and cannot find it. I would appreciate it. Thank you, Rick

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4 September, 2011:
This spider bit me today and im wanting to make sure its not a harmful one, im thinkin wolf spider or jumping spider. Please help

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7 August, 2011:
greetings. I have a spider problem in my cellar and I don't know what type of spider I'm dealing with. I have tried a number of pesticides and there not working very well. I have enclosed a picture of the type of spiders I keep finding. Could you please let me know if you can tell what kind of spider these are and what I can do to get rid of them. It seems this is the second year I have found them but now their everywhere in my cellar. Of course I'm a typical man that absolutely hate spiders,Lol. Please get back to me so I can either try a different pesticide or call a exterminator to get rid of them. It seems like I'm infested with them at this point. Thank you for your time. Mr. Richard Grady. Manchester.NH

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7 August, 2011:
We're having trouble getting a good id for this spider. She was found sunning herself on the bare rock above Indian Falls, on the Van Hoevenberg trail to Mount Marcy in NY. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Marcy). Could you please help point us in the right direction?

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5 June, 2011:
Any idea what this might be? It’s the second one with the same markings that I have found near my home in Orlando, FL. I’m thinking Wolf Spider, but it wasn’t especially hairy. It measured a little over 2 inches in length, including legs.

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Reply: Not a wolf spider, this is a hacklemesh weaver - glen

29 April, 2011:
Hi there, I hope you can help me. I just found this spider in my house. Can you tell me if it is a wolf spider?  Thank you!, Nikki

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Reply: This is a hacklemesh weaver - glen

13 December, 2010:
Hi, We found this spider in our house in Cannon Beach Oregon. Could you tell me what this is? Shelley

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Reply: This could be a hacklemesh weaver - glen

10 October, 2010:
Hi Glen, So last night I felt a pinch and turned on the lights and saw this spider on the ground. However, it was about 5 ft from where I was so who knows it if bite me. Here are some pics. I live in CA and was looking at the hobo spider, but I know it's not here so far. I have traveled last year and was wondering if maybe I broke some outsider spider in my bike backpack or in my bike box (I was biking and shipping it around) any way, I was also looking at the giant house spider and other funnel web weavers. let me know if you can think of anything. Thanks!

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Reply: This is a hacklemesh weaver - glen

10 September, 2010:
I live in Portland, Oregon... was in our hot tub compartment, which our hot tub doesn't work, its empty.... its reddish brown with a violin shape on its butt... its butt is very fuzzy... I've found woodlouse pictures... but none resemble this one. I read that they molt? Is this before they molt? Its very creepy looking... and HUGE! Thanks, Andrea

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21 August, 2010:
In South Carolina. Very shy. Scant and poorly formed web. This one found under an empty, long undisturbed flower pot. Thanks, Rett

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21 August, 2010:
Greetings, Glen! We found this spider in our bathroom in Raleigh NC. It's very small (see the recycle symbol), but has very defined markings. I sent it to you a few months back and you responded that maybe it's a house spider, but the striped legs and smooth body don't seem to fit. Is it possible that it's a baby trapdoor spider? Except for the size, the markings and especially the two big "things" in the front seem like a trapdoor spider. Your site is great!! Thank you! Mary

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14 August, 2010:
Howdy! We moved into a new home in Somerset county, NJ and found a few interesting house mates. One seemed to have a skull on its abdomen. Take a look...any help finding out what they are would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kelly

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7 July, 2010:
Hello Glen - I was visiting my father for Father's Day -- he lives in Edgewater, Maryland. Went through some of his tools/appliances that he has in a shed he has in his yard and came across the spider in the attached photos. By your site, it appears that this one's a "Black House Spider" -- but I am not certain. Was wondering if you wouldn't mind identifying it for me, if you have a moment. Use the photos how you see fit, if you find them useful. Thanks! -Cole

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Reply: It could be a hacklemesh weaver  - glen

7 July, 2010:
Hi, I stumbled across your page looking at pictures of spiders trying to identify this spider that my cats scared out one night. I cannot find an exact match of it anywhere and was hoping that you could identify it for me. Is it dangerous and should I be worried about it or having more of these in my house? Thank you for your time, Ron. ~~Dad2Misty.[]

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Reply: This may be another one - glen

24 April, 2010:
Can you identify this spider I found in my bathroom sink in lower level of my house? I wonder if it's a Hobo or Brown Recluse. This was the 5th one I found in a few day, OUR weather here in Harrisburg, PA was very hot last couple of days. The temperatures almost reached 90 degrees. Do you think that has anything to do with sudden appearance of spiders? I found them when temperatures suddenly dropped into the 40's and 50's. Thank you, Maria

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Reply: It looks like a hacklemesh weaver to me - glen

23 March, 2010:
Hi. I stumbled across your site while trying to identify a spider, and was wondering if you could help. I live on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. We have a very wet climate here, so this guy was tucked in with some dry insulation. I have lived here for many years, but this is the first time I have seen a spider like this. If you zoom in on the first picture I believe you can make out six eyes, it does not look like it has any more than that. I'm sorry the second picture is dark, but I wanted to give it a bit of scale, so I put it a coin by it. (that coin is one inch across.) There was also an odd egg sack beside him(her?), it was a cone shape with very fine webbing around it, I have a picture of it if you want one. Any help would be appreciated, thank you! Jonathan, Ucluelet, B.C., Canada

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23 August, 2009:
Hello, I was out side with my laptop around 10:30 pm while this spider charged up a few times having no fear of me whats so ever. I have seen others like it before. They like the dark, specially night time it seems. And appear to be aggressive rearing up its legs instead of running away. I have also seen this spider at a friends house. I live in Hurst Texas which is in Tarrant county. I don't think it is a recluse as it does not have the classic violin marking. It does have what appears the slightest chevron marking on its abdomen. It's head is black from fang to eyes. Too dark for me to see check eye placement. But I know of no other species that looks so similar without the violin marking. It is definitely a male by the shape and size of the palp. Have you any idea what this might be? I am sorry for the quality of the pictures, they did not do it justice. Anything you can think of to narrow it down would be great. I appreciate any time and attention you could provide. I long time scanner of your wonderful site. -- Douglas Click for a larger view.
Reply: It looks like a hacklemesh weaver to me - glen

10 October, 2009:
Hi I found a spider in our garage. We live near Vancouver, BC, Canada in a wooded area. Is this spider dangerous other than to this Daddylong Legs? I have never seen such a red spider around here. Mia Davison (8 years)

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23 August, 2009:
Hello, I was out side with my laptop around 10:30 pm while this spider charged up a few times having no fear of me whats so ever. I have seen others like it before. They like the dark, specially night time it seems. And appear to be aggressive rearing up its legs instead of running away. I have also seen this spider at a friends house. I live in Hurst Texas which is in Tarrant county. I don't think it is a recluse as it does not have the classic violin marking. It does have what appears the slightest chevron marking on its abdomen. It's head is black from fang to eyes. Too dark for me to see check eye placement. But I know of no other species that looks so similar without the violin marking. It is definitely a male by the shape and size of the palp. Have you any idea what this might be? I am sorry for the quality of the pictures, they did not do it justice. Anything you can think of to narrow it down would be great. I appreciate any time and attention you could provide. I long time scanner of your wonderful site. -- Douglas Click for a larger view.

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29 June, 2009:
Hello Glen :) I've been visiting your site for a few years now to identify spiders I have encountered in different places of the Unites States. I live in Duluth, Mn, and the other day I found this big one hanging out on the wall at my dad's house. I've never heard of a recluse way up here, what do you think? It was about 2 inches across. Thanks! -Kaleena

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29 June, 2009:
Hi I wonder what kind of spider this is. I found it in my bathroom and it is about one inch long with it's legs. I live in Central Texas. The picture is kind of hard to see but it has five tan dots on the top of it's abdomen. It also has a small black dot on the very top of it's abdomen when turned over. Thank you, Leah

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9 June, 2009:
Was wondering if you could tell me what exactly this thing is. It's beautiful and is a bit bigger then a quarter with a body about the size of the dime. I live in central New York, in the US. Please let me know.

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3 June, 2009:
Hi, I am trying to identify a spider that was living under my siding. I found your website Spider Rulz and was wondering if you could identify this spider for me? Thanks, Gordon

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Reply: Yes it could be - glen
18 May, 2009:

Glen, Thanks for your quick reply. Sorry for the poor photos. The attached are better. Could it be a hackledmesh weaver? TJ

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4 May, 2009:
Hi Glen, I found this spider on the wall in my Cleveland, Ohio apartment. It was a cold night and I think he (based on large palps) came in through an unscreened open window to stay warm. I guess it is a barn funnel weaving spider given my location, but based on other photos from your site, it does resemble a hobo, except his legs appear to be banded. It was rather calm and unable to climb out of the wine glass in which I kept it before placing it back outdoors. Thanks, Darcie

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12 March, 2009:
Found this one in my bathroom toilet. My mom said it bit her when she sat down. I live in Dallas, TX.
I'm not sure about the genus but it definitely looks like it's in the Amaurobiidae family. The url below looks a lot like the one I caught. http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/70115411

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5 October, 2008:
Hi, I am trying to identify a spider that was living under my siding. I found your website Spider Rulz and was wondering if you could identify this spider for me? Thanks, Gordon

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Reply from Becky: Glen, So I put this little buddies picture on a web site & it was identified as this… “This looks like a hacklemesh weaver spider (family Amaurobiidae) - see [HYPERLINK@www.pbase.com] “ The website I used was http://davesgarden.com. Thank you for your time ;) Becky

28 August, 2008:
I have not been able to identify this spider… can you please help me? I live in western Washington (State). These spiders have been seen in the wood pile, bricks in our fire pit and the dirt, but this one was on the cushion when I pulled it out of the shed this summer. Thanks bunches! Becky

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10 April, 2008:

hello i just caught this spider crawling across my floor today. i live in Kent, OH USA. and from looking through your websites photos it looks a lot like one of the pictures of a Hobo spider.. but this is very confusing to me because Ohio is not in the hobo spiders range. any help on this would be great. i know the photo is zoomed out quite a bit but it is very clear once you zoom in. ~Michael 

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10 April, 2008:

Hi  I just found this spider in London, UK and I was wondering if it is a Tegenaria Gigantea. I live in the center(ish) so I guess it's not a Tegeraria Agreste. Can you confirm it please? Ciao, Alessandra

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10 April, 2008:
Hi Glen, Found this one walking down my driveway yesterday, haven't sent anything for a while so thought you might like it and also to say hello. Cheers, Eddie

Reply: It looks like a hacklemesh weaver.

1 October, 2006:
Have found similar spiders in my house, but they were brown. First one that
I've seen that was red. Are these wolf spiders or something I should be
worried about?

Thanks,
Tony
 


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OTHER CALLOBUIUS

Reply: It looks like a callobius species.

24 October, 2013:
this was found in my closet at 4pm in Delano, ca. is it dangerous?!
 


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