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Spider Photos - Orbweaver (2006)(1)

Here's some photos of those common Garden spiders from the Orb Weaving family.   My apologies if there are some Araneus on pages where they don't belong but they are very hard to clasify. Try this page for a species guide:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1977/bgpage?from=5
Please select a section.

Unidentified Spiders 2014 Unidentified Spiders 2013 Unidentified Spiders 2012
Unidentified Spiders 2011 Unidentified Spiders 2010 Unidentified Spiders 2009 (1)
Unidentified Spiders 2009 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (2)
Unidentified Spiders 2007 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2006 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2005 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (3) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (1)
Unidentified Spiders 2004 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2004 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2003
Unidentified Spiders 2002 Unidentified Spiders 2001  
Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Fishing Spiders Funnel Web (Aus)
Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers Giant House Spider
Golden Orb Weavers Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders
Hacklemesh Weavers Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders
Jewelled Spiders Jumping Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
Mygalomorphs Net casting Spider Nursery Web Spiders
Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders Pseudoscorpion
Purseweb Spider Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders
Running Crab Spiders Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina
Solfugids/Camel Spiders Southern House Spiders Spider Tats
Spitting Spiders Steatoda Tailless Whip Scorpions
Tarantulas Trapdoor Spiders Venusta Orchard Spiders
Wandering Spiders

White Tailed Spiders

Widow Spiders
Wolf Spiders Woodlouse Hunters Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders
Zoropsis spinimana    

Garden Orb Weavers (1) Garden Orb Weavers (2) Garden Orb Weavers (3)
Garden Orb Weavers (4) Garden Orb Weavers (5) Garden Orb Weavers (6)
Garden Orb Weavers (7) Garden Orb Weavers (8) Garden Orb Weavers (9)
Garden Orb Weavers (10) Garden Orb Weavers (11)  
Shamrock Orb Weavers Orb Weaver Spiderlings Tropical Orb Weavers
Marbled Orb Weavers Giant Lichen Orb Weavers Golden Silk Orb Weavers
Cat Face Orb Weavers Pumpkin Spiders/Other Araneus Diadematus
Araneus Nordmanni Star Bellied Orb Weavers Furrow Spiders

GARDEN ORB WEAVERS - Araneus sp.

27 September, 2006:
 

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21 September, 2006:
Came across your site. Itís great. Hey, I was in Maine the last couple of weeks and saw a bunch of these spiders, but canít seem to find much about them. Do you know what kind this is and if itís poisonous? Thanks in advance. Greg

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18 September, 2006:
Here are a few more spiders I've found in my yard today. I'm loving this new camera!! Hope you can use them on your website!
Sheila
Savannah, GA
USA

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16 September, 2006:
DIndoor
Philadelphia, PA
USA
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8 September, 2006:
i didnt know how to post a pic on ur page so i sent u an e-mail with a photo attachment .. i was hoping u could tell me what kind of spider this is. we have 3 kids + if they r poisonous i want to know. ty

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8 September, 2006:
Dear Glen, I'm so glad your web site is so thorough. I've brought myself a good
amount of peace researching the difference between the fake black widow vs. the real thing, and also, I feel I have a good handle on what a brown recluse looks like. It all makes me less nervous to clean out my
basement. Here are some photos of my encounters. First, the garden orb weaver. Second, what I think is a wolf spider (camera shy). Thanks for the education,
Neela

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6 September, 2006:
Hello there Glen,  I Live in South Central Pennsylvania about 40 miles from Harrisburg . My wife has been trying to get me to kill this spider because she is deathly afraid of it. I am a spider lover so in an agreement she said if I could find out what kind of spider it is and conform she wonít die if it bites her it can stay around. Please help if you can. I attached three photos and you can use them if you would like.
Thanks Again
Joe


 

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6 September, 2006:
Here's another spider that I found, it's a little bit bigger than a quarter, and it has a star-like spot on its abdomen. Can you tell me what it is? Thanks.
 

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3 September, 2006:
Hi, Found this interesting fellow last night. He, thankfully lives outdoors and was a very cooperative photo subject. This spider was comparable to a dime in size and is living in S. W. Michigan. Do you have a name for him? Thanks. Cathy

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3 September, 2006:
Hi, Found this interesting fellow last night. He, thankfully lives outdoors and was a very cooperative photo subject. This spider was comparable to a dime in size and is living in S. W. Michigan. Do you have a name for him? Thanks. Cathy

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30 August, 2006:
Hi Can you tell me the name of this spider? Location is Huntsville Alabama. This fellow built his web outside my kitchen window (allowing me to photograph from inside).

Regards,
Harry

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27 August, 2006:
Hi Glen I live in Sherwood Park Alberta and have never seen this type of spider before. We have just moved into a new house and the yard is full of these can you let me know what it is?
Scott

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27 August, 2006:
Wouldn't that be a scary face to come "face to face" with? I'm sure, in the insect world, it stops some in their tracks. It is the belly
markings of a large Orb Weaver. The next picture is the "face" on her back.

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27 August, 2006:
Would you know what kind of spider this is. Found it in Northern NJ on my porch.

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24 August, 2006:
Hello. I came across your web site when trying to identify the spider I am attaching pictures of. Do you know what kind it is. I found it in Eastern Oregon on the outside of one of our windows. Thank you, Terri

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18 August, 2006:
I have attached an image of a spider that spins his web every night at dusk and removes it at daylight. Do you know of this species? I have been watching it for a week and there are three spiders all the same and they build the web at the same place each night and remove by morning. Thank you for your information. Gonzalo Perez Houston , Texas

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16 August, 2006:
thanks for being helpful.i went out tonite and took this pic i think it might be a bit better for you to see

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16 August, 2006:
This spider was found in an enclosure in the Adirondack Park of northern New York. It's
size is a little bigger than a quarter and was very calm, didn't seem agressive at all.
It just sat there- we checked back and showed it to some others a couple hours later and still hadn't gone far. We would appreciate any information on this spider- we're all from this area (80 yrs) and have never seen this one before. Thanks!   Lisa - Cranberry
Lake,NY 

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16 August, 2006:
What is this monster??  We've found several of them in our yard recently. They seem to come out only during this time of year.  Any suggestions
would be helpful. Thanks!
Kathy
 

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16 August, 2006:
so, I found this spider in an evergreen tree in front of my house in the burbs of chicago, the pictures were taken at night, and it was eating something at the time, can u identify it? 

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13 August, 2006:
hey, i think they might be related to the orb weavers or something, they are  on our front porch, there are 2 others of the grayish spiders, they are  located about 2-3 feet apart. We live around Lewiston Idaho (northern)  -Megan

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6 August, 2006:
Any Idea on this one
From Minnesota.

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6 August, 2006:
Yes it's another year of crazy spiders
Question: I been having this one type of spider just about invade my house in Illinois.
I can walk into the house and less then 15 minutes a very strong web is built with a very ulgy spider starring at me.  I have been using sticks and brooms to enter into the house at nights and in the morning it's really bad.
I found that WD-40 spray has been keeping them away from the doors at night and I have also found while spraying around the front door that there was a medium Brown Recluse living there.
Gary

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14 July, 2006:
Hi Glen I found this spider crawling on my Tiki Torch at night. I have never seen one like this in Southern California where I have spent my whole life. The photoís are not the best given itís night but it was a large spider about 1 inch in body and was trying to crawl up to the flame at night, fortunately I saw it and put out the torch. I donít know what type of spider it is maybe a nursery web spider?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Bob

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7 July, 2006:

Hi, like you site and thought I share this one with you. I found this  spinder in my garden on the Hibiscus coast in South Africa.
Sorry but I dont know the name of this spider. Regards, Ulrika
Sweden - South Africa

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3 July, 2006:
Thanks for your quick reply. In searching your site and links, I was amazed at how many people could wildy mis-identify the brown recluse... until I got up close and personal with one of my spiders this morning and realized how incredibly mistaken I was!! Boy these guys look a lot different through the lens of the camera and proper lighting than they do in the badly lit corners of their web! So I am attaching some shots I just took, shortly after walking into another web. These guys build massive webs through the night, but the threads are so thin I can't see them unless the light hits just right.I am guessing these are more in the Garden Orb Weaver variety?I still feel a bit bad about killing the Black Widow. Sigh. Thanks, Tory

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3 July, 2006:

Ok great thanks.. i bet u this spider is very common, but i never seen it in all my days. thank you. its attatched to this email.
james

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3 July, 2006:
Great website. I have attached two photos of a spider I found building a web in my front yard. I'm located in central California, USA, and there are usually many of these little guys around this time of year. Thank you, Sam Zaid

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28 June, 2006:
Hi Glen, I took this picture of a spider on a job I was working on in Romulus, Michigan. I don't know what kind of spider it is, but it was big enough for me. Just thought you might want this picture. Eddie

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28 June, 2006:
hello i was just wondering if u can tell me what kind of spider this is i live in san jacinto, CA and never seen this spider before

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25 June, 2006:

I found this spider at our cabin in central Nevada, USA. Never seen one like it. The pictures arenít the best because they were taken at night. Any help identifying would be great. Pete

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10 May, 2006:
(the other 2 included I believe are orb weavers? - those taken from St.  Catharines, Ontario)

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19 April, 2006:

I live in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Every night, it makes a new web between my Palm Tree and my Royal Poinciana.
In the morning - all evidence is gone - web included. The web looks kind of like this:

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26 April, 2006:
I have attached pictures of a spider that has re-appeared in my back yard. It only comes out at night. In the past few years, it has been making it's web pretty high up, between 2 orange trees. One year, however, the web was HUGE.... stretching at least five feet wide. This year it has been making a web between a banana tree and a hanging planter (pole). Can you help me to identify if this is a poisonous spider or not? The pale yellow body is slightly smaller than a dime. The legs are mainly orange with brownish/black where they attach to the body. It is very difficult to get a good color picture of this spider. I have tried using a flashlight sitting in another hanging plant. This is the best I have been able to do so far. Thank you, Nancy Click for a larger photo

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19 April, 2006:
To Glen, great website. We have a pet golden orb. we live in Adelaide, South Australia. "Spidey" has just spun an egg sack and after finding your site we discovered it will soon die and the eggs will hatch in the spring. Is it possible to move the sack without hurting it once "spidey" has died? We would like to watch the complete cycle if we can. I have three girls who have been fascinated with their pet, and overcome fear of spiders! I have attatched a picture of Spidey.

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12 March, 2006:
Hi guys Just wondering what the spider (picture attached) is? We have it in our
garden and it seems to camouflage itself in the eremophila bush. It is  about 2 - 2.5cm long. Thought it might be and Orb weaver, but body seems to  be too round. Can you please let me know if it is dangerous? Lots of little kids about... Live in Perth - WA...
Elke

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11 March, 2006:
Hi Glen,Very nice site. Our pet orb web spider, Bernice, made a very nice egg  sack a week ago, and we were wondering when they would hatch. What is  your best guesstimate? I have no idea if we are talking days, weeks or  months. I could find nothing on the web to answer this. She is just a small (leg spread size of a dime) orb web spider that
came into our apartment here in Portland, OR on my hat about a month  ago. I put her in our houseplants hoping she would spin a web, and she  obliged. I feed her flies. Then one day her abdomen had shrunk and I  thought she was a different spider altogether, until I noticed her nice  egg sac, which she guards by hunkering over it. Ciao for now, Fred
PS I'm sending another email with some nice pics of Bernice guarding  her egg sac, and also wrapping a fly and then dragging it up to her  lair while she was still pregnant.

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24 February, 2006:
The web did not come out as nicely as I was hoping. Iíll try to get some better shots in the morning. I do like the shots of the spider, though. Danny

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7 February, 2006:
Hi,I found your website and was wondering if you might be able to tell  me what type of spider this is (see attached photo) and whether it is  dangerous. It spins its web outside our house every night, and
appears to have a friend spinning a web not far from this site. Thanks
Bjorn

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22 January, 2006:
Hey, i was going around my garden late in the afternoon and i came across this big thing, which mind you scared the crist out of me when i took the photo. its web was attached to the lid and it moved and so did i ..... about 4 foot. please let me know all the info about this.
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20 January, 2006:
Glen
My name is Danny Lett and I live in Kurrajong NSW. Last night at 7.30 pm my wife noticed a bird caught in a large spider web between 2 trees in our garden. The bird was already dead, it looks like a honeyeater of some kind. At 9.30 when we checked again the spider had come out and was wrapping the Bird in spider Web. The spider is around the size of a 50c piece with an abdomen about 5c size. It is light brown in colour with a white line down the middle of the abdomen. I have some photos which are being developed today. Any ideas on the type of spider?
Kind regards
Danny Lett

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12 January, 2006:
This is another garden orb weaver, they abound at this time of the year - high Summer in Australia - glen

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12 January, 2006:
This garden orb weaver would have to be the biggest I've ever seen. She took about half an hour to weave a huge web past night and took it all down again before sunrise this morning - glen

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8 January, 2006:
Hello Glen Could you please identify this spider that I have found living in our back yard? From information gathered on the internet I presume that it is the Garden Orb weaver spider. I live in the metro area in Perth . Regards Stuart Chappell

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5 January, 2006:
Glen, Great website. We found this Spider in our living room in November.  We are located in Central New York State. The Spider is inside a  Paper Cup.

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4 January, 2006:
Hi Glen, My name is Chris and I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. We saw this spider this afternoon and were quite shocked how ugly and vicious he is! I was wondering if you can tell me the type of spider and if he is venomous or not, to humans and animals alike. We have seen his web which is quite large, stretching over the top of our pool for sometime but have only just seen him! Any info would be great, I don't want to have to relocate him if he is harmless.

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