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Great Spider Photos - 2009/10

Copyright Notice: All photos to this page are copyright to their owners. They may not be reproduced or copied without express permission from their owners. Please contact me by email if you need to contact the contributors.  Here's another new page with some great shots of South African Spiders sent in by Hannes.  Click here.
Here's some great photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos. Please click for a larger view.

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

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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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2 November, 2010:
Here's some more spider pictures from The Spider Pavilion! Enjoy! MC

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver   - araneus diadematus  -  glen

30 October, 2010:
Did not see any such a lovely brick red color on your site. Taken last weekend in Ukrainian Village, Chicago. I just love her spiky legs! Delica

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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 a huntsman and not dangerous - glen

12 October, 2010:
Dear Sirs I went to Sri Lanka in March and came across the spider (pics attatched) in the ceiling outside our room. I was alarmed due to its size (about a palm of a hand) and the fact that the local porters seemed quite wary aswell! Since i have been back i have tried in vain to find out what species it is but i just cannot locate it. Would you be able to help me with such a query or possibly point me in the direction of where i can find out? Kind Regards, Emma from the UK

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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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10 September, 2010:
Here are some pictures of an Orchard Spider here in Charleston, SC. Regards, Mike
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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver   - araneus diadematus  -  glen

10 September, 2010:
Hello Glen, You have a great site, it is very interesting. Here is a photo of a Spider that has been on our porch for three weeks. It mostly hangs out in one position, it must be his lucky spot...enjoy! Best wishes, -Larry

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Reply: They are the same, nic pics - glen

10 September, 2010:
Here are several pictures of what I think is a horned orb weaver, or is it a jeweled spider - or are they the same? There are four in my yard; more than just one pictured. Regards, Mike Lempert Charleston, SC

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10 September, 2010:
Just wondering what kind of spider this is. In Ohio near Cleveland. Thanks Bill

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Reply: Thanks for sharing those pics - out of the mouths of babes hey!!! they are really cool! I'd say it is a tarantula but it's really impossible to be sure from the pics, it certainly looks like one from the markings on the legs!! Just make sure you teach her to only kiss them when they are inside a jar won't you!! hehe - glen

15 August, 2010:
Hi Glen I was wondering if you could identify this spider for me. Some of my friends are telling me it is a tarantula. Sorry I didn't get a view from the top or a closeup of the eyes, reasons being, I did not think about getting someone to identify it at the time. I also thought you might want to use them for your website since I thought they turned out pretty cool. I've never seen a little girl so enthralled by a spider before. The kissing one, I threw in for good measure even though you don't get a very good view of the spider. I just thought it was really funny 'cause I have a very big fear of spiders and she saw me freaking out when my husband was trying to catch it and then she kissed it! All I can say, is it made me feel really foolish seeing the contrast between my attitude and a tiny little girl's attitude towards spiders. I think from now on I will try to refrain from acting so foolish around these critters especially in front of her. Best regards, Christina

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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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Reply: This is some sort of a myglamorph like the trapdoor spider but I have never seen one with this shaped abdomen - very unusual!- glen

2 August, 2010:
hi there someone send me this email and i want to know what is it are you know abut this kind ? is that normal ? please tell me what you know abut it

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Reply: This is a solfugid - otherwise called a camel spider/wind scorpion. Nice shots - glen

31 July, 2010:
I've been looking for an identification for the spider in the attached pictures. We have no idea what it is and it scared my youngest daughter. She calls it the "Root of All Evil" spider. Fairly creepy looking, I must say. Although I didn't see it myself, except from the pictures she took, I'm told it was about an inch long (or so). It was good enough to pose for these pictures but it got excited and took off running when she blew on it. It was captured and taken outside where, I suppose, it was released. I learned about this after the fact. We are in California, USA, East and a bit North of Sacramento in the Sierra-Nevada foothills. Elevation is 1600 feet. If you have any information on this type of spider then we would appreciate you dropping us a note. Thanks George

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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
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Reply: Thanks I think you are right - glen

19 May, 2010:
Hi, My name is John HeideckerI and live in NY state. I photographed this spider in my bathroom sink. I beleive it to be a European House Spider-perhaps a male. I checked the Golden Guide and the latin name is Tegenaria ( if its what I think it is ). I was hoping you can help me. Thanks and I enjoyed your site. Best Regards John Heidecker

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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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3 March, 2010:
Hi Glen, Here are the 3 photos of the female Sydney Funnel Web I mentioned in my previous email to you. She comes from the Central Coast of NSW, near Erina, and is a fine specimen of the species. Hope you can use them. Regards and thanks for the previous referrals. Some have been good, some have been flops. Col Halliday

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Reply: Thanks, nice shot - glen

23 February, 2010:
Here is a really awesome picture of a spider. I am almost sure it is some form of a black widow. Since this is a really awesome picture. You can put it on your page. I love this picture. Thank You JoAnne

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Reply: The eye pattern is certainly that of the fishing spiders, nice photos - glen
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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23 August, 2009:
Thought you might be able to use these to add to your collection. I noticed a dark spot in the middle of my lawn one morning while I was getting ready for work. Upon closer examination, this is what I found. I confirmed my suspicions after checking out your very comprehensive web site. Thank you Lou M
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