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Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant 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    

UNIDENTIFIED SPIDERS 2005 (2)

Reply: Looks like some sort of huntsman and they are not dangerous.

4 August, 2005:
Dear Glen. I live in the UK and on holiday in my home in Cyprus I found a family of these spiders. I was terrified to death, being severely phobic. Would you please be kind enough to tell me whether these spiders are dangerous, and the name of them. It was about 3 inches long. Many thanks!
Deniz Ekrem United Kingdom

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4 August, 2005:
Hey there Glen, I have looked at your site a few times and have found it too be very interesting and helpful. I do have two spiders at my house (outside), that I could not identify by the pictures and descriptions on the site. Just curious if you or anyone else know what these are. Multiplying rapidly! Thanks, BJ in Central California

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Reply: Looks like Rabidosa sp. "rabid" wolf
spider.
3 August, 2005:
Hi, Glen
I came across your site a while back and now I need some help identifying a spider of my own. I found it outside in the grass at my Central Pennsylvania home. I scooped it up in a net for a photo and put it down on the driveway. I noticed that it runs primarily on its back legs. It was the weirdest thing to watch. I thought it might be a type of wolf spider, but Iím not sure. Thanks for your help on this. ĖApril

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Reply:  I get a lot of these so it is worth including again - it is a garden orb weaver and not harmful.
1 August, 2005:
We have just moved to a new home with lots of vegetation and feel like we are being run out of our house! We have tons of these everywhere and wanted to find out exactly what they are and if they are poisonous because we have small children. Please help! I am attaching photos.  We live in Walnut Creek, California Thanks!

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Reply: That looks like a golden orb weaver (Nephila sp.) It is not dangerous.

1 August, 2005:
Glen-
Can you tell me what kind of spider this is? It's outside of my house in  South Carolina and if it's not venomous I'll leave it alone but it sure is  huge. It has 10 babies with it.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
Lee Ann Tarducci

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Reply: Micrathena gracilis, the spiny/
spined micrathena. Nathan Hepworth

1 August, 2005:
I've attached a picture of spider I found on a bush outside my house (I live in western PA). I've looked everywhere on the web, but haven't been able to identify it. I've never seen anything like it before. Can you help?
thanks,
Ann

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Reply: This is some sort of orb weaver, possibly Zygiella sp.

31 July, 2005:
This is the spider found in Lincoln, CA in July 2005 He live side by side with Daddy Longlegs with no apparent problems His web is about 4 feet square Ė but we did not find any of the Zig-zag web in it . . just classic spider web formation. Pictured in a lower corner of his web . .

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Reply: This is Dolomedes sp.
30
July, 2005:
Hello, We live in Indiana, we found this spider in our wheel barrel. It seems to really like the water. Any ideals on what kind it is. It's legs are about 3 inches, it's body is about 1-1.5 inches. This is the biggest spider I have seen. Your website was very  helpful in identify other common spiders we have seen.  Thank you  Becky

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Reply: This is Dolomedes sp.
30
July, 2005:
HI, I found this spider today right next to a small lake/pond in the Western Upper Peninsula. Each of the front legs was about 1 inch long. It was sitting very still on top of its egg sac. What do you think it is? Thank you! Patti

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Reply: That looks like  Kukulcania hibernalis, the southern house spider. It is not dangerous.

29 July, 2005:
Hi Glen....I found this big guy in my garage in Orlando, Florida. After cruising your website, I kinda think it may be a wolf spider. Am I right?

Sherri
 

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Reply: That looks like an Amaurobius sp., the
hackled mesh weavers. Nathan
29
July, 2005:
Hi. I found a spider crawling on a window curtain and decided to brose around to see if I could identify it. I live in concord, california. I was looking at the unidentified spiders 2005 (2) and found one similar sent by The Zioulas FamilyóGeorge, Rachel, and Christopher on June 13, 2005.
Here is a photo of the spider I found.
 

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Reply: The green spider is a green lynx spider, which is not dangerous. The other could be a brown recluse so be careful. Click the green lynx photo for a closer view.

27 July, 2005:
I found the green spider in my garden. The other was inside my house. Ellen

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27 July, 2005:
HI! THIS IS A REALLY GREAT SITE. WELL I FOUND A LITTLE SPIDEY CREEPING UP THE  WALL. CONSIDERING THE BITE OF A SPIDER ( I SAW BROWN RECLUSE BITE) THESE  CREATURES WORTH CONCERN. HERE ARE THE CLOSE UPS OF THE SPIDER I SAW. PLEASE  INFORM ME OF ITS SPECIES AND is it HARMFUL, VENOMOUS??? THANKS JACK

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26 July, 2005:
This is the web i spoke of in my first email, i will send another shot of the spider itself.
Bob Keen

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Reply: That is an orbweaver, probably Araneus or Neoscona sp.

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July, 2005:
I was looking at you great site to help me identify "Fred" here. I was at work when he/she came parachuting toward me on a long sail like thread.I caught him/her and brought him/her home to find out what type my little friend was, I believe he/she is a species of Huntsman but I would love as much feedback as I can get because spiders although common in AK I rarely see them of this size or body structure.
Thank you
AJ
 

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Reply: That looks to be a Steatoda
triangulosa, which is not dangerous.

25 July, 2005:
Hi, I'm April from Eugene Oregon, and a couple of days ago spotted this guy on our bathoom wall, not bigger than a quarter I guess...didn't seem too aggressive, but I've been looking up all kinds of sites to try and identify him to see if it's poisonous, adn can't find anything!!!!PLEASE help me, so I know whether to be afraid or not!!! Thanks for the help!

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24 July, 2005:
Hi, I need help in identifying this one. This is the only one we've seen around but I'm sure there are others. I have small children so I'm curious about whether or not it's poisonous. We came home the other day and when I sent my son out to open the garage door he came out upset because this was near the handle to open it. When I moved the handle which slides over like an old barn door the spider took a stance almost as if it were going to jump. I think it was just preparing for defense though. These pictures have not been magnified. Just a close up. The legs are rather long and the bulk of the body was huge for a spider around here. I live in Kentucky five miles from the TN state line. Simpson County to be exact. I have looked endlessly on these sites and can't identify it. Can you help please? Michele Summers

Reply: This is Dolomedes sp.

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Reply: That is an immature brown widow, not a black. Aside from the overall brown spectrum coloration, one distinct way you can identify browns from blacks is their egg sac. Black widow egg sacs are smooth, whereas browns' are covered in tufts, as you see in your pics. Nathan Hepworth

23 July, 2005:
Hello,
I would first like to say...NICE website. I have attached some photos of what we think to be a black widow with an egg sack we have living outside of our offices. Maybe someone can clarify this for us. Keep up the good work!!
John Catalano

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Reply: That is a harmless garden orb weaver, in the genus Araneus. Nathan

23 July, 2005:
Don't know if you still identify Spiders, but I found your site on the net and was currious about this spider. I live in Concord, New Hampshire and this was on my car. Its probably about an inch long.

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Reply: That looks like a Phidippus clarus jumping spider. They are harmless. Nathan

22 July, 2005:
Hello. I just found another strange spider that I can't identify. I've just looked through a majority of the pictures on your site, and can't find anything there that's a match. I also can't find a match anywhere on the web. We're in Alabama. Do you have any idea what this pretty spider might be? Thanks, Liz

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Reply: Looks like it could be a female fishing spider carrying her egg sac..

20 July, 2005:
Hello - -- - I am curious about this spider which we found when my family was on vacation in Western North Carolina (in the Andrews area: We were an the smaller mountains at about 2,000 - 3,000 feet. The hole in the tree was  roughly 3 inches. I also wonder what it was holding and why? The critter on the left  appears to be a slug of some kind.
Many thanks,
Ken

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Reply: Looks more like a huntsman to me.

20 July, 2005:
I found this guy in one of the shipping terminals at The Port of Los Angeles. Looks like a wolf spider except for the size. Very agressive too. Any ideas what it might be?
Thanks...Mike
P.S...Cool Website!

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Reply: Looks like wolf spiders.

20 July, 2005:
Hi, I found these two ladies (I assume they're ladies) in my backyard and was looking to find out what they were (I'm in San Francisco, CA). One of them had a blue egg sack and the other one didn't, so I was curious about that too. Anything you can tell me about them would be great. I love your terrific website!
Elaine

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20 July, 2005:
Hi, is this spider a yellow sac spider? We live in Philadelphia, Pa. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, mike
Click for larger view.

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Reply: That looks like an Agelenopsis pennsylvanica --the grass spider. It is a harmless funnel weaver. Nathan
20
July, 2005:
I like your website. I must admit that I am terrified of spiders, but one has taken up residence on my front porch and I would like to know what kind it is. I found your website and compared pictures but I canít tell what kind of spider I have. Here is a picture, if you know please let me know. I have small children and donít want any dangerous spiders living on the front porch, however if it is harmless it would be nice to have a little ďinsect controlĒ on the porch.  Thanks,
Carrie

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16 July, 2005:
Hello, Just a Quick enquiry, I have Brought some Peppers from a UK supermarket and found that a spider crawled out.... The Peppers are from Holland, and i am struggling finding the type of spider on the net. Please can you help? I dont know wether to let it go in the garden. will it harm the other insects out there!
Thanks Richard

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16 July, 2005:
I found a spider, dead, on my back porch. I have been looking around to figure out what kind it is.. I got a really good picture of it, but I cannot fint any picture of any similar spiders. If I send you the pic would you be able to tell me? I am kinna desperate to find out, due to the fact it is bothering me.  A friend said it is a brown recluse, I think he is wrong. I hope you will be able to clear this up for me or point me in the right direction.

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Reply: That looks like a male Kukulcania
hibernalis, the southern house spider. It is not dangerous. See the pic at the bottom of this page. Nathan Hepworth

 

14 July, 2005:
I live in Southwest Louisiana and have been finding these spiders in and around my home. I usually see them around the moldings in my home. Can you please help me identify it??
Thanks for your help!

Chelsea M. Comeaux

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Reply: This looks more like an Araneus or Neoscona than fishing spider, on reflection. Nathan Hepworth

14 July, 2005:
Hello, I was hoping if you could help me identify this young lad I have living on my back porch. I'm sending two photos. Thanks, Tom Gillis Carney's Point NJ

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Reply: I don't know the exact species, but that looks like a spider in Gnaphosidae, the "ground spiders". They are not considered dangerous, but bites from some species can cause mild systemic symptoms such as headache, tiredness etc. Nathan Hepworth

14
July, 2005:
hi!! i was browsing your site and noticed you know quite a bit about spiders. i live in Irvine, CA in the USA and have encountered this type of spider a few times. Do you know what type this is?

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Reply: It is a myglamorph, a primitive spider, possible a trapdoor spider and a male by the long pedipalps.

14
July, 2005:
After reviewing the common page, I was unable to find this one.  It seems aggressive, has visible fangs, is all black on top and has four light red spots on the bottom of the belly. The spider is  medium-large and was traveling through the grass mid-morning.  Diameter of spider while walking is 3inches. See pics and respond  ASAP. I will be returning the spider to where I found it.
SEAN HARRINGTON

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Reply: The spiders of the 13th and 8th are both in Dolomedes, and are the same species, only I don't know which exact Dolomedes that would be. Sorry. Nathan

13 July, 2005:
My little girl found this in her boot. Her foot was in there with it!! Do you know what kind it is? I have sent it to the UT Entomology Dept, but have not received an answer yet.

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Reply: Looks like some sort of tarantula.

12 July, 2005:
Hi there, I am seeking some advice. We live in Laos since a year now and have seen all kinds of insects,  snakes and reptiles creep up to our house in the rainy season but this
last spider does not make me feel to secure. Any idea what it could be  or where i could get an idea. Many thanks!
Richard

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Reply: The one on the left could be a parson spider and the one on the right is probably a wolf spider.
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July, 2005:

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Reply: I think I agree about the juvenile black widow.
11
July, 2005:

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Reply: Both the spiders below are female wolf spiders carrying their babies on their backs. They are the only species that I have been able to find, that do. Others carry their egg sacs around as do the wolf spiders too, but not their babies as well. If anyone knows of any other species that do, please let me know. glen

11 July, 2005:
Hello! I was wondering if could help me identify this spider I saw outside of our house last night. It is perhaps the biggest spider I've ever seen. We live in Indiana and there aren't a whole lot of big spiders around here! So, needless to say.....this guy/girl gave me quite a shock!!! The picture doesn't do it justice. I looked on your "Common spiders in the US" but I didn't seem to find it on there. But it did make me feel better because there are some that are even more huge than I would have imagined!!! They make mine look like a cute, little puppy.
Thanks!
Ann Daniel
West Lafayette, Indiana
United States

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9 July, 2005:
Hi, saw your site on the web. just ran into this little lady the other nite - with 100's of babies on her back! she was about the size of a silver dollar from foot to foot. is she a wolf spider? this was in northern virginia, USA
wish i could have gotten a better picture. the photo is while we had her in a wine glass for safe transport out to the garden! --  thanx,
fish

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Reply: The picture is dark, but that resembles the family Amaurobiidae, the hackled mesh
weavers. They aren't harmful, and even if it isn't Amaurobiidae/ Amaurobius, it isn't a venomous species. See these pics: http://www.gardensafari.net/english/house_spiders.htm Nathan Hepworth

8 July, 2005:
Hello Glen! (or should I say Spiderman??? Sorry you probably hate that...) Thank you so very much for responding to my inquiry. I apologize for the blurry photo (damn digitals)... I've sent you two others that are better quality. Look for the single line marking down the upper body, light brown on dark brown colorings. His lower body is all one solid color. He's a real 'beefy' or husky spider. Like I told you he was huge...If you still have no idea (I'd be happy with an educated guess even a shot in the dark:) Can you tell if he looks venemous or should I say is his venom highly toxic? Are there highly toxic spiders in the Northeast? I know there are Black Widows throughout the Nation and what they can do...  Again any info would greatly help me to sleep at night...being he was in my house. Thank you Glen!
~Kristin

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Reply: No you didn't need to be afraid, this is just a huntsman, quite harmless but big and scary.

7 July, 2005:
Can you help me identify this spider, it was in my shower. It scared me to death (arachnophobic) I jumped out of the shower and fell down, breaking my toe and my pride. Did I have reason to be frightened? Thank you very much, Sandra Cherer

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Reply: You are correct. That is a fishing spider, of the genus Dolomedes. Nathan Hepworth

7 July, 2005:
I'm trying to determine is the attachment I'm sending you could be a Fishing spider? It seems your may have an answer for me. This spider is approx. 4-5 inches in total length.
Thanks in Advance for any help here,
Tom

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver. It is not dangerous.

6 July, 2005:
found this spider outside of my back door. I live in Port Arthur, TX and have NEVER seen a spider like this! Can you please try to tell me what you think it is??? The pictures arent great but hopefully they'll work. The one with the black background was taken outside still on his web.... His body is about a half inch or so.....with legs he is a couple inches.... nothing i have ever seen before! Thanks!
Misty in Texas

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Reply: That looks to be a Theridion species. cobweb weaver. They are harmless. Also, the brown widow is not introduced into Ohio where your Dad lives, but is, to my knowledge, only established in the warmer southern states. See this picture for the Theridion:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/12947 ( please be aware that the black markings on the back
are variable ). This is most likely the species you have. I have never seen a brown widow that was green. However, I have a Theridion sp. ( the same species as in that pic I gave ) in captivity right now, and it has lost its black stripes, and is now more yellow than when I first caught it. So if yours does not have black bands, it does not rule out this species as
your spider's identity. Nathan Hepworth

6 July, 2005:
Hi there I hope you don't mind me mailing you for some advice? I am sure you are really busy and get lots of mail but i just wanted to know if we needed to be concerned or not.
I'll get to the point now !  I live in London England and my Dad lives in Ohio in the U.S and he just sent a parcel a few days ago. Well about 20mins ago i found a spider that i have never seen before wandering around on my bed ! It's not so big so i don't know how i spotted him.
Well i popped him into a glass and thought I'd have a nosey to look up what he might be.
I came upon your brilliant web site and thought I'd look up common US spiders and lo and behold i spotted something that looks veeeery similar but with one flaw. It looks just like the picture you have of the brown widow and it already spun a bit of a web in the glass, it also has been curling up into a ball on and off. The only flaw is that on the underside of it doesn't have any red stripe but it appears to be black. I have taken a few pics that aren't so clear with the flash on the glass and you can't see the markings so clear. Basically its only small about 1cm long with light brown coloured head and legs, the body is a v.pale green looking colour to me with the same marking as in your pic the white kind of stripes with little black dots along the side. I hope you can help and i hope the piccie helps too ? I am sorry to bother you if you are real busy. I was just a little concerned if it is poisonous as i have 4 children - 2 of which are babies and they are all poorly at the mo ( although i hasten to add it was before the parcel arrived).

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Reply: That looks like an Amaurobiidae
species, possibly Amaurobius sp. Definitely not a brown recluse.

5 July, 2005:
I live in Alabama and I recently found 3 of these spiders in my 18  month old daughter's room. Can you please help me identify this
spider. At first glance I thought it was a brown recluse, but I am not  sure.
Thanks,
Jason

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Reply: That looks like either one of the  Gnaphosidae ground spiders or Clubionidae sac spiders ( not to be confused with the medically significant Cheiracanthium sac spiders ). Your little friend here is not dangerous, but its bite may have a few mild symptoms. Nathan

5 July, 2005:
Hi Glen, we are from England and yesterday we found a spider in a bunch of grapes. When we called the store they told us the grapes were from Mexico. After an exhausting search of the web (ha.ha) we found a picture of the spider but have been unable to find a name for it. Please could you help us out.

Nicole 12
Iona 10

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Reply: That is a trapdoor spider, possibly a species of either Ummidia or Myrmekiaphila. It is not considered dangerous, but you can bet that its bite would hurt. Nathan Hepworth

3 July, 2005:
HI found this spider on some floating plants in my little goldfish pond, It didn't mind going underwater which it did when it tired of us trying to take photos. The stick in the lower right section of photo is about 1/4", the spider was about an inch or more. I would like to know what type of spider this is, as I am wary of putting my hands in the water now! We are located in southeastern NC. My apologies to spider lovers everywhere for the title of photo.
Thanks,
Joy

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Reply: That looks like it could be a
Dolomedes species "fishing spider". Not dangerous. Nathan Hepworth

2 July, 2005:
Hello, I'm from the Netherlands en while I was enjoying my vacation on the Greek Island Kos this spider was in the appartement. Do you know what kind of spider this is?
Renate Blauw

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Reply: Nope. That is a mangnolia green
jumping spider, Lyssomanes viridis. Nathan Hepworth

2 July, 2005:
HI THERE, I'VE BEEN IN FLORIDA FOR FEW MONTHS NOW AND FOUND TRULY AMAZING SPIDERS. AND SOME FAR EXCEEDING THE REGULAR SIZES. ANYWAY I WAS WONDERING IF THIS WAS A JUVENILE LYNX SPIDER OR SOMETHING ELSE, ANY IDEA ? THANKS , SHAYAN.

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Reply: This one is similar in body shape to the netcasting spider here.

2 July, 2005:
Hey I looked all over the web site, and I couldn't find this one. It's probably about 2 inches with leg span and I found it on my door. Any ideas??

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Reply: Those are not spider eggs, but may be larva cases from the gall wasp. Nathan

30 June, 2005:
Glenda, I found these eggs growing on a sulphur cinquefoil stalk in Virginia. I think they are from a spider. Does anyone recognize them? Thanks very much!

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Reply: Looks like a House Spider - Tegenaria gigantea.

27 June, 2005:
hi, i found this spider in the garden shed in the UK could you please take a look and identify it for me please. thanks.....

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Reply: Looks like a Common House Spider - Achaearanea  tepidariorum

27 June, 2005:
Glen, I live in Southeastern Michigan. I found this spider guarding her eggs next to my front door. The egg sac looks like it is made from brown paper. I have only seen spider egg sacs made from web material (silk?) so this spider really intrigued me. I thought it looked like a brown widow but I don't know for sure. Could you please tell me what you think? You have a great site! Thank you so much,
Cristina Schewe

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Reply: Looks like a fishing spider.
27 June, 2005:
Can you please identify for sure what spider this is? I'm very afraid of ALL spiders but am not sure if this one is a fishing spider or a wolf spider. I say fishing spider... I live in Northern Minnesota and my son found this spider over the door to his bedroom. The spider is sprawled across a 2 x 4, and that is the 4" part that the spider is on. I will attach a few photos for you to use! Feel free to use them on this awesome website! (it was very helpful!) Amy Hellman & Scott Buria, Iron Minnesota.

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Reply: I can't tell for certain from that
picture, but it resembles an immature black widow (Latrodectus variolus ). Nathan Hepworth.

27 June, 2005:
Hi Glen. I'm attaching a photo of a spider that I found in a bag of grapes  purchased at a local supermarket. My girlfriend freaked out and ran out of the kitchen (news reports from a few days earlier of Brown Recluse spiders being found in grapes fresh in her head!). I took the following picture and  am hoping to find out what type of spider it is. thanks, Jim F. Boston

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Reply: It looks like some sort of Orb weaver.

25 June, 2005:
If your interested in posting a another pic of a spider here's one. We  live in Southern California, about 30 minutes from Palm Springs. We found  this in our house. My wife believes it was on her last night and crawled
off of her. Anyway, here it is. Let me know if you know what this  is...thanx.

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Reply: This is a sac spider, Cheiracanthium mildei. See this page:
http://www.bugguide.net/node/view/3366/bgpage Nathan Hepworth

23 June, 2005:
Ok I took some better pics little boogers are hard to take pics of anyways maybe these will help I live in Ottawa Canada maybe the region may help in determining what type it is like I said I have never seen one like this before Thanxs again!

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Reply: I think it looks like a woodlouse hunter.

22 June, 2005:
okay i finally got a picture. uh the first one died but i just caught another one. now the first one had large fang looking things by his face. this one doesn't have those. but ive got some pictures, he's still reddish and all but this is also a little larger than the other. this is about a centimeter to a centimeter and a half long and about .5 of a centimeter across.

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Reply: I think it looks like some sort of jumping spider from the greenish chelicera. They are not dangerous, only to grasshoppers!

21 June, 2005:
This was on my Post Office door the other day as I was getting my mail. Iím guessing (from pics on your site) that this is some kind of jumping spiderÖ.??? Is this dangerous to humans, pets, etc.? Thanks, Tim

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Reply: It looks like the jumping spider Metacyrba undata.

21 June, 2005:
Awesome pictures in this site! Could you Identifty this spider? He or  She likes to jump(Carl lewis would be proud).Thank you ... !!! Brian

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Reply: That is a harmless harvestman or "daddy longlegs". It is not a spider, but a member of the order Opiliones. Nathan Hepworth
21 June, 2005:
What is this? I live in north Texas and found this guy crawling on my wall. It's about 4 cm long.
-Hal

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Reply: It looks like a pseudoscorpion. Click here for some info.

19 June, 2005:
I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME I FOUND THIS BUG ON MY BATHROOM MAT A FEW DAYS AGO. HAD IT NOT MOVED WOULD'NT HAVE NOTICED IT AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS VERY SMALL. IT ALSO MOVES VERY FAST FORWARD OR BACKWARDS, COULD IT HURT MY CATS OR US IF PICHED ? WHAT HAS CAUSED IT TO COME INTO MY HOME ? WE LIVE IN GOLDEN BC CANADA SOUTHERN INTERIOR OF THE EAST KOOTENAYS.
THANKS GLENDA

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Reply: It looks like a solfugid - otherwise known as a camel spider, wind scorpion or sun spider.  Click here for some info.

18 June, 2005:
Hi, Found this in my house (in Henderson, NV) last night. It's active and  fast. Can you identify it and offer some info.? Where does it live;  what does it eat; is it dangerous/poisonous? Thanks, Vic

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Reply: It looks like a fishing spider.

18 June, 2005:
Hi Glen,

I was hoping you could help us identify this spider we found in our garage.

Thank you,
Jerome Stevens and Family
Oak Park, Michigan

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Reply: That is Kukulcania hibernalis, the southern house spider. It is not dangerous. Nathan Hepworth

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June, 2005:
Hey, I was browsing your website and I hope I can get some insight as to what kind of spider this is. I moved into another apartment in my complex, and I've been catching these things (smaller ones INSIDE my apartment) for the last 2 months I've lived here. I'm terrified of them, but I also worry about if they're poisoness because my cats love to catch bugs, etc. From browsing, I think it's a brown recluse. This is the biggest one; it lives outside in a hole in the patio ceiling that some carpenter bees drilled out. You can see a very thick sticky web all the way around the hole. Oh, and it's about the size of an Eisenhower silver dollar if you have one. Huge to me.
p.s. I've been asking my complex if the apartments have been bug sprayed on schedule and they claim so. If this thing doesn't respond to pesticides, this might be why. :)

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16 June, 2005:
Hi, Glen! I continue to find Huntsman spiders periodically around the house. Here's a photo of what may be a female. I'm guessing, of course. Her backside is much bigger than another Huntsman I have in the house and she's now ensconced in this corner of our sliding glass door under a cover she has built. I don't know if she's guarding eggs or what. Pat

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16 June, 2005:
Hello Glen: After much searching I found your great site. I've looked through hundreds of spider pictures and I can't quite find a photo of the one that I recently discovered in my yard.
This guy rarely is seen in spider form, he usually looks like a stick. He does spin a web that often sports the webbed infill pattern so I thought he might be an Argiope or relative. I've seen about five or six different sites with these creatures mostly around plants - in rose bushes, etc. I live near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - North Eastern USA.  The attached pictures show a few different angles, including a blurry one when I saw him wrapping up a meal. I just got a macro lens so I've been shooting a lot of spiders and other creatures in my yard. The variety is quite staggering. Anyway, thanks for any insight as to exactly what flavor of spider this is. joel

Reply: Joel. I believe that is Uloborus
glomosus
, the featherlegged orbweaver. See
this site: -Nathan.

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Reply: Looks like a fishing spider

15 June, 2005:
Hello, you asked me to mail you here because my pictures where to big.

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Reply: I can't tell definitively from that picture, but it may be a male Kukulcania
hibernalis, the southern house spider, which is a harmless species. See this site. Nathan Hepworth.

15 June, 2005:
Hello, I would like to first say that your site is awesome! I spend quite a bit of time there learning about spiders. I recently came across a spider in my house that Iím wondering about. Its body is about 4mm long; leg span is about the size of a 5 cent piece (US). My first instinct was that it was a cellar spider, but when I reviewed the photos that I took, it began to look more like a brown recluse. Unfortunately, the spider scampered off before I could get a good look / picture of the eye pattern. Iím questioning whether it is a brown recluse though, given my location. I live in the North-East corner of Wyoming, USA which from what Iíve read, isnít a location where brown recluses are normally found. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for your awesome site. Tony

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Reply: That is Scytodes thoracica, a spider that captures its prey by spraying it down with glue ejected from openings in its carapace! - Nathan Hepworth

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June, 2005:
Glen, I have found several of these spiders where I just moved to, and one of them was on my sonís bed!! Can you tell me what they are? Two of them were in the room where my washer and dryer are located. Thanks!
Sherri, Little Rock, AR

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13 June, 2005:
Hello, Thanks for your great site! We found this spider today in the metal window frame of our apartment in Sunnyvale, CA. Can you tell us what kind of spider it is and whether it is poisonous? Thank you very much for your help, The Zioulas FamilyóGeorge, Rachel, and Christopher

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12 June, 2005:
Any Ideas? Located in Clermont, Florida. The spider had a more brown color before
sprayed it. Body little bigger than a quarter (.25 US). Thanks,
Brandon

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11 June, 2005:
Nice website! Thought I'd send some spider pics to you from east TN and west NC. I think the pics are funnel web spider, lampshade spider, garden orb weaver,  and a fishing spider. Greg

Click photos for larger view

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Reply: Looks like a nursery web spider.

11 June, 2005:
I found this beauty under a motorcycle cover outside my house in Massachusetts. Any idea what it is?

Click for a larger photo!!
 

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Reply: Looks like a woodlouse hunter.
10 June, 2005:
Hello Glen, I love your site. I live in New York on Long Island and found this spider hiding in my clothes closet. This is the first time I've seen anything like it. I've spent hours checking the pictures on your website to see if I can find anything about her (?) without success. I thought maybe you or someone out there might know what kind she is and if she's dangerous to have around? Thank you, Terry

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Reply: Looks like a daring jumping spider.

10 June, 2005:
Hi Glen, I live in Sacramento California, I work at a daycare and some of the kids found this spider on a toy, we took a picture of it, caught it, then let in go in a near by field. Could you please tell me what it is. It is black, about a little over 1 inch, it had some hair and three white dots on it's back one big spot with two smaller dots side by side below the larger dot. Thanks,
Pauline

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Reply: Looks like a wolf spider.

10 June, 2005:
Hi, Occasionally I have found a lot of these beautiful spiders in my  apartment in Hayward, California. This spider was found on June 9th 2005. I usually find these spiders walking on the floor. Feel free to use  these pictures on your site. Greatest spider site on the net. Thanks Sabriam Jesse

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Reply: Looks like Steatoda borealis.

9 June, 2005:
Hi, Great website. I was looking around to try and identify this spider  that I saw in our garage in New Jersey, USA last August. I saw one of  its descendents today and, after a year of looking around the web and  showing the picture, still haven't been able to identify it. Can you  point me in the right direction? Wendy Foster

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8 June, 2005:
hello i've looked all over your site for a solid picture of this kritter and find out what type of spider it is....but i'm not to sure on any pictures. but any way i think it would be a great addition and maybe you could help me out eh ?

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Reply: That is a species of purseweb spider : Sphodros rufipes. Its bite would be
quite painful, but is not considered dangerous to normal, healthy humans - Nathan Hepworth

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June, 2005:
Glen,  Here are the pictures of the unknown spider.............................sorry these are not the best pictures but they might help.......I agree with you that it looks like the woodlouse spider, but I think this is something different.....I spent some time on the internet on Monday but could not find anything like it....the woodlouse was the closest thing, but this spider has a dark body...............hope these pics help. Let me know if you come up with something , Thanks,  Scott Sorrell

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Reply: Spider on the right is a nursery web spider, from the position of the legs I would say the other is too, maybe a male?

8 June, 2005:
I keep getting MANY of these two spiders in my house and donít know what they are , interestingly enough this one has 6 visible legs I believe the other one is a nursery spider is this true ?

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Reply: Yes it is a camel spider. Click here for some info.


8
June, 2005:
I found this in my house. What do you think? It looks like a camel spider to me. I live in Northern California. Thanks, Bret : )

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Reply: That is a fishing spider of the genus Dolomedes - Nathan Hepworth

7 June, 2005:
This spider was photographed in the wild. It was in the semi-arid Texas Hill Country region. It was rather large, measuring 4-5 inches in diameter leg spread. Any ideas? Is it some form of Huntsman or Wolf?

Thanks

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6 June, 2005:
Hello,
I live in New Jersey and just moved into a 100 year old house. We've come across four rather large spiders. I think they're wolf spiders. This spider I found sitting on top of a pile of clothes. I tried to put a sharpie marker near it to get a sense of its size. How big do these guys get? We have cave crickets in our basement which is where this spider was. I think it's legs are striped. Any info would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Genevieve

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Reply: It looks like a fishing spider, I think.

6 June, 2005:
Can you tell me what this is? It looks sort of like the one identified as possibly a fishing spider but I'm not sure. Is it a wolf spider?

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Reply: This is a furrow spider, a type of garden orb weaver and not harmful.

6 June, 2005:
Hey there! I have no idea what kind of spider this is. I have about 8 huge  spiders outside of my house near Chicago! I was thinking it was a wolf  spider, but maybe this is a different one, or perhaps a different species! Thank you! Email me if you know what it is!
Crystal Duran
crystalduran@hotmail.com

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Reply: Some spiders can bite and harm pets just like humans  - brown recluse spiders have been reported to have killed cats but deadly ones like the Sydney Funnelweb only harm humans and monkeys.  Just be as careful with your pets and spiders as you would be. This is wolf spider and he could bite your dog but should not be deadly.

6 June, 2005:
I live in Georgia and found this guy on my porch. He was about 2 Ĺ to 3 inches in diameter. Iím guessing he is a wolf spider. My Question is, are they harmful to pets {I have a dog and 3 cats}?

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Reply: That is a species of purseweb
spider : Sphodros rufipes. Its bite would be quite painful, but is not considered dangerous to normal, healthy humans - Nathan

6 June, 2005:
I do love your website! Whenever I see a spider I don't recognize, your site is the first I check out.  The photo attachment is of a spider that was crawling across my patio today. When I began to corral him off the patio, he rared up and attacked the stick I was using. His fangs were extremely long for a spider his size and they made a scraping noise against the stick. This really shocked me! With such large fangs, I wondered if he is a dangerous type spider because I have a fairly small dog that loves the patio and he would be the type to investigate such a creature. I appreciate your response!
Evan L. Underwood

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Reply: Could be a lynx spider perhaps.

5 June, 2005:
I'm not sure what kind of spider this is, if it's some kind of orb weaver or something else entirely. He lives outside my door with a few more normal brownish spiders and he sticks out like a sore thumb. You won't get a better pic from me of him cause I don't like them any better than they like me. He makes his home in Hale Michigan near the lake. If you might know what kind he is, could you let me know? I don't like them, but he is so odd that he has peaked my curiosity.
thanks
shawn

 

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Reply: That is the jumping spider Metacyrba undata. It is harmless. Nathan

5 June, 2005:
I
Hello,
Found this one on my grill last night. I live in Winchester, VA about  an 1.5 hours north west of Washington D.C. Any ideas? I couldn't find it on your website.
Thanks
Chad Beale
 

 

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Reply: Looks like a fishing spider.

4 June, 2005:
I would like to know if you could give me some information about this spider. Its size is approx. 4" lge span.  It was found outside of a mobile home of one of my customers they live in a wooded area in Morganton, North Carolinia. I would live to read more information about this spider. Thanks for any information you may have. Thankk you Dee Stalvey.

 

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Reply: Looks like a wolf spider.

4 June, 2005:
I found this fellow outside my back door in Washington, D C. Any idea  who he might be?
Thanks.

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Reply: It could be a funnel web, the Victorian one is only found from the outskirts in the Dandenong Ranges area, which might be close to you. It does look like the one on this page:
http://www.mov.vic.gov.au/spiders/detail.aspx?id=18
The other one it could be is a mouse spider:
http://www.mov.vic.gov.au/spiders/detail.aspx?id=10&pic=3
but I think it more resembles the funnel web. Glen
3 June, 2005: Hi Glen, Here's a real beauty for you to identify. I found this spider when I was wood  cutting last Sunday. I live in the East Gippsland Victoria. He was quite  large - about the size of an Australian 50 cent piece. Would greatly  appreciate finding out what this magnificent spider is. I suspect that its  some kind of funnel web. See the attached photos.
Sincerly, Peter F
PS Thanks for your last identification!!

Click for a larger view.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver, a common garden spider and quite harmless.
3 June, 2005:
You web site is superb!! I discovered this spider right outside of my front door in Southern CA. She has been there for almost a week. I can not get a good picture since it only comes out out night sorry. I think it looks like some sort of orb weaver. What do you think? Is it harmful? thanks!
Robin
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Reply: That is a harmless wolf spider, probably the species Hogna helluo. Pic:
http://entomology.unl.edu/images/spiders/lycosa_helluo.jpg Probably babies on her back. Nathan Hepworth
2
June, 2005: Can you help us identify this spider ? Size about 2.5 - 3"
Eileen Krom, SD Fleet & Travel
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Reply: This looks like a solfugid. Click here for some info.

2 June, 2005:
I found this spider in southwest Montana. Can you help me identify it?

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Reply: This is a daring jumping spider, quite harmless.

1 June, 2005:
hi there i found a spider in the kitchen.i can,t work out what type it is. hope you can help.we live in east texas. the spider is only about 1 inch long. oliver

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Reply: That looks like a Heteropoda venatoria huntsman spider. Not dangerous, but a bite would hurt and might swell somewhat. See the huntsman links given for the 1 June pictures at the bottom of this page. Nathan Hepworth
1 June, 2005:
Hi, was wondering if you could help me on this one? I have been looking through your site as well as many others and haven't been able to nail down which one this is. I apologize for the crude picture, my parents didn't want to take any chances due to his alarming size. I know the picture doesn't show it but I'd say his legs spanned a good 4in. Any help in identifying this guy and whether or not he's dangerous to us or or cats would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Nate Patterson
Tampa, FL

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That looks to be either a Hogna lenta
wolf spider, or a male Hogna helluo wolf spider See pics: here and here.
Nathan Hepworth


 

1 June, 2005:
Hey- found this guy crawling on the carpet. Can you tell me what it is?

Thanks for the help! If you could respond to this email, that would be great.

Gary

Reply: The spider shown in your pictures is Heteropoda venatoria, a huntsman. It's bite is painful and may cause swelling, but is not known to cause the symptoms that you describe. What I think is more likely is that your culprit is not the large and conspicuous huntsman, but actually a type of recluse. There are several recluse species found in Florida, and the type of bite you describe is definitely more in line with what they are known to cause: a necrotic sore. I recommend you review the information here:
http://doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/venomousspiders.html
(info also available at:
http://doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/venomousspiders.htm)
Also see this site:
http://doacs.state.fl.us/pi/enpp/ento/loxoscel.html
Additional recluse information:
http://www.hobospider.org/
And for the huntsman: Info:
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urban/spiders/giant_crab_spider.htm
And pics:
http://www.floridanature.org/species.asp?species=Heteropoda_venatoria
I recommend that you take your children to see a doctor. Nathan Hepworth
1 June, 2005:
Please help me. We live in Tampa FL. My children have all been bitten by a spider recently, at first we thought it was a snake bite. It starts like a mosquito bite the gets very large with a red ring over six inches in diameter. The center oozes for days and it is extremely painful. The outer ring turns green to blackish and then two holes appear in the skin like snake fangs. The holes are deep almost like the skin was bored out by a drill. They all had scars once it healed, two small holes, about 1/4 inch apart. We found this spider outside this morning and I think that it is the culprit. Obviously it isn't deadly but definitely poisonous. They were all bitten on the shin just below the knee, none of them remember it happening and until the red mark appeared we didn't even know it had happened. I think it is happening at night when they sleep. I have searched and searched and cannot find anything out there to help me identify this species. I have enclosed Pics of the spider we killed.

Click here for Page 1 of the spider photos from 2005.

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