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Unidentified Spider Photos 2007 (1)

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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

UNIDENTIFIED SPIDERS

30 May, 2007:
Hello Glen, I love your site. It is very informative. Just wondering if you can help ID this spider? We think this may be  the one that bit our dog and gave it a pretty nasty wound. We live in  Navato, California in Marin County just north of San Francisco. Thanks, Erik

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I am quite often sent photos of these spiderlings - they are garden orb weavers and not dangerous, glen.

30 May, 2007:

Hi Glen,
Just one to say hello with, take care.
Eddie

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Sergui did some more research and came up with an ID: The species is Araneae >Lycosidae] Arctosa Cinerea (Fabricius 1777). Arctosa cinerea has several German names such as sand wolf  spider , river bank (giant) wolf spider or Sandtarantel [Sand Tarantula - my translation]."
http://www.fugleognatur.dk/artsbeskrivelse.asp?ArtsID=3751

Reply: This spider blends in with the sea shells amazingly well. It doesn't seem to have enough eyes to be a fishing spider so maybe someone can help. Click for a larger view.

22 May, 2007:
Dear Glen, surfing the internet trying to indentify a spider that I have seen on a beach at the Black Sea shore (in Romania), I found your webpage. I was impressed. So,...I dared to disturb you asking to help me with the identification o the spider. Thank for your time and help you sincerely, sergiu

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22 May, 2007:
Hows it goin im serving a tour over in Iraq and we just got here and have been noticing quite often a particular spider. He likes to hang around in our mosquito nets over our sleeping cots, and inside stuff. He is very agile and VERY fast. One of the guys said one of the spiders jumped at him so he
was nicknamed the "aggressive spider" since we dont know what it is yet. We where hoping you could help us out with this one. It is rather large about 2-3 inches. I couldent get a good picture of an alive one so this is the
best i could do. I tryed to preserve the thing the best i could. I think its a wolf spider of some sort but im not sure. Anyways your input would be appreciated by my team and i. Thanks!

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17 May, 2007:
Hello, I live in Williamson, West Virginia and I saw this spider crawling across my living room rug. I have searched the internet and have not had any luck finding a spider like this. I was wondering if you could help me identify the type of spider this is and if it is poisionous. I am worried for my family. Especially my three year old son. Thanks.

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A Reply from Carl: Definitely a Salticidae. - Icius similis?

Reply: It looks like Eresus
walckenaerius.
from my friend Ed's page here.

11 May, 2007:
Hello there! Last week I found this green iredescent spider in my garden here in the Netherlands. It's aboout 7mm small. I have been searching the web for comparisment, but so far no luck. For you seem to know a lot about these nice creatures, perhaps you can help me identify this one. Or you know someone who can. As I understand you receive very many of these mails, so I don't expect anything, but I would be pleasantly surprised to get a reply. Greetings from Holland, Marlie Kessels
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Reply: Could be one of the tegenaria species to which hobo spiders belong. Photos sent in should be clear so that eyes, markings and colour can be seen clearly for a proper ID.

7 May, 2007:
Hello, I cannot figure out what type of spider this is, I'm hoping you can be of assistance. Thanks so much, Ted Bullard

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Reply: Could be a spitting spider (Scytodes thoracica)

7 May, 2007:
Hello, I found 2 of these spiders in my house tonight. I live in Phoenix, AZ. It is very small. Leg span of between a dime and a penny. Is it dangerous? Thanks

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Reply: The spider of May 7th, from Arkansas, is a male black widow spider. Have a nice day! ( or a nice tomorrow, as it probably is May 8th there already, lol! ). -Nathan.
 

7 May, 2007:
found in hotsprings village, arkansas, can you help me ID my spider?

 

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Reply: Could be one of the funnel weaver/ grass spider species.
7 May
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Here is my spider that I killed with some Raid. I found him in my ceiling and I was going to swat him with my shoe but he fell to the floor causing me to run for cover. I then found him on my window pain and I sprayed. I then decided to take these pics to send to see if you can let me know if this spider is poison. I live in Dallas Texas. thank you for any info you can give me. also feel free to put these pics on your web site.

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Reply: Looks to be a sparassid. Kevin L.

6 May, 2007:
Thanks for replying and being willing to look at my photo. The spider is so distinctive that I hope someone with a knowledge of spiders will have some idea or know someone who might.
Best Regards, Les

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Reply: Looks like a member of genus Dolomedes. Due to the size, the location and general behaviour description I wouldn’t be surprised that the pictured specimen is Dolomedes tenebrosus.

2 May, 2007:
i found this spider in my compost box....i have not seen one like this nor in size it measured 3 inches wide and about 5 long...i handled it and did not bite nor try to run off.. i was wondering if you could help me find out what kind of spider it is. I live in Ottawa Ontario, Canada . I found it today...it is still a little cold out here and i haven't seen any other spider out yet which i found odd to see such a big out and about. well i hope you can help me and if you cant if u could pass me on to someone else who could.

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A Reply from Carl: Segestria florentina (Green fanged spider)

28 April, 2007:
Hi there, My name is sam, I live in Portsmouth, England. I know you dont identify spiders but i found this one on my wall in my garden. I have searched the net but i cant seem to find an answer, i'm under the impression that what it was was a Sac Spider. Which i am told is not poisoness, however i have a 3yr old daughter and am woried that if there are more are they a danger to her or myself and even my cat. If you can shed any light on this i would be really greatful. thankyou so much .

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Reply: Could be a spitting spider (Scytodes thoracica)

28 April, 2007:
Hey! I live in Houston , TX and I am recently finding these kind of spiders around my house. I cant seem to indentify it, please help! Thanks, Melo

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A Reply from Carl: White tailed spider - Lampona sp. UNPLEASANT BITE!

Reply: Could be a white tailed spider

28 April, 2007:
Hi Glen, how are you? do you know that spider,i found him in my room. Thank
you.

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Reply: This is a jumping spider of the genus Phidippus. Very common in the US and very voracious eaters. The spiders make excellent and interesting pets and are completely harmless. In fact they are extremely beneficial to humans and can often be found close to or even in human houses. Stefan
 

21 April, 2007:
Glen- What a great website! I spent hours there this morning trying to identify this guy or gal that I found in the corner of my screen door. It dropped down right next to my head this morning while letting the dog out! It’s about 1cm or so in size. It has a large egg sac, but I couldn’t see a “web” per se. I got two decent photos that show the red dot and white “cross” markings on its back. It’s quite hairy, and one photo shows its face pretty well if you zoom in a bit. Does anyone recognize this specimen? I haven’t killed or removed it yet, so I’d like to know if it’s dangerous or a garden friend before I decide how to proceed. Thank you so much- Troy and Christina Cleveland , Ohio , USA

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21 April, 2007:
Hi guys, do you know if this is the Sydney Funnel Web spider? We live in Hornsby, NSW. Persistent little bugger. Tried to relocate it twice but found the empty sac/nest and a few days later its back again, next to the chives. Regards, Barry

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Reply: Definitely a mature male mygalomorph not sure on any further from there... Kevin L.

13 April, 2007:
Hi Glen, I just came back from a trip in Venezuela - Gran Sabana region. I took lots of photos of plants and animals from there. In one treck on a mountain I noticed one nice spider (maybe a tarantula or a solifugae) and managed to take one picture of it before it ran away. I attached the picture to the email. I'm unable to identify it, as I cannot find on Internet enough information about Venezuela spiders to figure it out. In case you can help me with this and it's not much trouble for you, can you please kindly tell me which species is? :-) Thanks in advance. Regards, George

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26 March, 2007:
Hello Glen, I really think your website is very informative, thank you for that.. Although I looked at most ALL pics on your website, I still was unable to identify these baby spiders... I live in SW Missouri and found these on the side (outside) of my garage while mowing today (3/24/07) . Here is a pic of them, feel free to post this on the site for others to see and possibly help identify .. Thanks for your time..  Dave

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Reply: It is not one of the tegenaria family. You don't say where you are from and that would be a help in identifying if it was or not.
26 March
, 2007:
Hi Glenn, can you identify this spider, dangerous?

Click for a larger view.

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23 March, 2007:
My 10 month old neice was bitten by this spider and we are trying to  identify it. It is about the size of a nickel, the body is about 1cm long. We live in Sedona, Arizona. The spider found in the house by the bed. We can see the two fang marks where she was bitten however there is not swelling or apparant pain any longer. Needless to say we are
concerned. Thank you for your help,
Anita
AndersonHowson@pghmail.com
 

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Reply: The first two look like a yellow sac spider and the second either a wandering crab spider or house crab spider.
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March, 2007:
Hi Glen, Went out walking the other day looking for some wild fungi and found these two very small ones under some logs, have you any idea what they might be, they are from the UK, I have a couple of books on spiders but I can not find these, I think one might be a form of crab spider but I am only guessing, if it is too much trouble then don't bother too much. Cheers, Eddie

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Reply: It’s a crab spider of the family of Thomisidae and completely harmless. Stefan
 
6 March, 2007:
Hi Glen... I'm from Alabama and found this spider in my home. At first glance, I thought maybe it was a wolf spider, but it is very aggresive. It pretty much has stayed in attack mode, raising it's front legs as if it's going to strike something. Could this be a Hobo Spider or Huntsman Spider, If it is, how cautious should we be, since this was in our home and we have a small child in our home and are these spiders common in Alabama? The pictures, I'm attaching has one where it's in the attack/striking mode. If your not sure, could you add them to your site to see if someone else may know?
Thanks, Karen

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2 March, 2007:
Hi Glen, I regularly check out your photo page to see if anything new has been posted and noticed that you have not put any new photos on since October, 2006. I don't know whether this is because you have not had any submissions or you have discontinued updating the page. So, in case you are still in the business of posting new photos, I am sending you a couple photos of Mygalomorphae for which we have had some difficulty obtaining positive identification, There is some suggestion that they are species of Trapdoors. So maybe if you post them on your site, some body may see them and come up with a more positve answer. You have to admit, they are not what you would call attractive ladies. Regards, Col Halliday

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27 February, 2007:
Hello there, I live in Northern California and my daughter found a spider in our yard and brought it in the house. We have been keeping it in an aquarium now for about 6 months. We have fed it moths, crickets, but it seems to prefer the moths. I thought it was a baby tarantula at first, but as time goes by, it's getting bigger and is not hairy. It is bigger than a U.S quarter. I'm just not sure what kind of spider it is. I tried getting some pics of it today, I was hoping if you had time you could take a peek at them and tell me what you think. Thank you

 

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Reply: Yes I agree it looks like a wind scorpion/sun spider/camel spider - species -solifugids. It's a bit darker in colouring than the ones I've seen photos of though.
27 February, 2007:
Hi there I am a commercial diver working in Oman at the moment we are staying in Sohar while we work at the port building a quay wall , now the other night myself and my mates came back from work kicked back and relaxed on the porch and then saw this little beastie crossing our threshold en route to the inside of our house so we scooped it into a container for observation it was really aggressive tried to chew through the plastic and when it sensed movement near by it raised its abdomen like a scorpion can you please tell us exactly what kind of spider this is? it looks like a wind scorpion. thanks Robin Day

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27 February, 2007:
Hi, I found these spiders in my garden, they are very small. I think the smaller one is the male, he keeps on jumping off the female and chasing away the other male spiders. I live in South Africa and cannot find anywhere the identification of this spider. Could you please help me with this.

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Reply: This is  Cupiennius getazi, a male specimen. Stefan

17 February, 2007:
Hi Glen,
Here is another spider from the same mountain in Costa Rica. It was identified by another website as a Huntsman spider. Is that what you believe it to be? I looked up Huntsman spider on other sites and it doesn't look like this one.
Jordan

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31 January, 2007:
I found this spider on a lavender bush in my garden. Unfortunately I was unable to get clear pics, but these may be enough to identify it. It is about 2cms long, has very spindly legs with stripes on the front ones. The head is very small in comparison to the body. I have attached the pics even though they are not clear. Thanks in advance,
Ann M.
 
Here is an update on my spider. "She" has made an egg sac. I have inserted pics.

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A reply from a viewer: I stumbled across your site after my sister got me interested in studying spiders when she found a large, what I found out to be a female Garden Orb-Weaver, in a parking Garage, why she was there is beyond me, probably got carried in with a plant or something. Anyway, I noticed that Elaine from New Zealand found a reddish-brown spider with a light brown butt hanging around in a tree outside her apartment. Well I recognized it because about six months ago or so my best friend and I found the same type of spider in my room, and it just so happens that I have a huge oak tree outside my apartment. We were concerned because we weren't sure if he/she was poisonous so we looked it up on the internet and discovered that it is known as a Woodlouse. They are primarily tree dwelling and feed on woodlice. They can be found almost anywhere woodlice are found. They are harmless despite their large fangs which are developed for catching woodlice. They are ugly but fun to study. I could be wrong on this so you should probably check it out for your self...their scientific name is Dysdera Crocata, Check 'em out!!! -Kaiti
28 January, 2007:
Hi Glen, I know you probably get tons of these kind of emails but was recommended to you as you seem to know alot about spiders. I'm from Ireland but living in Auckland, NZ for the last few months. We have this spider (in pics attached) living in a tree outside our apartment. Being from Ireland where we don't have anything like this, I'm just a bit concerned, but curious and fascinated about what kind of spider it is also. Biggish spider. He/she has a body length of about 3cms and a leg span of about 5cms. Its hides away during the day but comes out at night and sits on its web.
I've been searching around on the New Zealand bug identification list but can't seen to match it up to anything I've seen. Would you know what kind of spider this is?
Thanks a million, Elaine

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Reply: It's a yellow sac spider (look at its face and feet). toolman

28 January, 2007:
Hello, I just came across your site while trying to identify this spider. My boyfriend and I just moved to Orlando, Florida and have found two of these in our apartment. They look to us like a Chilean Recluse, but both were found on walls in a well-lit room, which doesn't seem to fit a recluse. Just wondering if you might be able to help us out! Thanks and Great Site!

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Reply: Steatoda sp. Kevin L.

28 January, 2007:

Hello J ,
I found this spider climbing out of a box at my job. Could you identify which kind it is and is it poisonous. Since the spider was still alive during the photo shoot, I could not get a clear picture of its underbelly.
Thanks JJJ . Dan

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A reply from the West Australian Museum: The spider is a  local trapdoor spider, probably a male black wish-bone spider, Aname diversicolor (family: Nemesiidae).  Funnelweb spiders, as in the Sydney Funnel-web and relatives, do not occur in Western Australia. The family Hexathelidae is found along the east coast of Qld, NSW, Vic. and Tasmania. There are a couple of species also found in the Flinders Ranges in Sth Aust. Funnelwebs require very specific conditions to survive and have never successfully crossed the Nullarbor in luggage or other transported goods from eastern Australia. Although our local trapdoor spiders will rear-up and act aggressively they very rarely bite humans, most people (even children) will step back and give them a chance to run. There are no records of bites from local trapdoor spiders resulting in live-threatening or even fatal reactions in humans. Perhaps the cool, moist weather of last week has increased their activity, such summer storms are what the male trapdoor spiders are waiting for and they will vacate their burrows to wander in search of females and sometimes stumble into human habitation. They do not live in domestic gardens or buildings and usually dehydrate and die inside houses. The best method to deal with these spiders is to collect the animal into a container and release it in the bush.
Yours sincerely
Julianne
Technical Officer
Dept of Terrestrial Invertebrates (Arachnology)
Western Australian Museum
Reply: Funnelweb spiders don't live in Western Australia so it is more likely to be a trapdoor spider.
8 January, 2007:
Hi, Last night my wife found this spider in our bedroom. I captured it and took it outside where I released it. About 4 hours later a slightly smaller one was found in our lounge room which I flushed down the toilet at my youngest daughters request. I need to know if it is a Trapdoor spider or a Funnel Web. I live in Perth Western Australia in the hills (forest).

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Reply: This is a myglamorph of some kind but not sure which one. The pale sections on its underside are its primitive book lungs.
8 January, 2007:

Hi Glen,
I was on my patio just a bit ago and came across this spider. It's not moving very quickly, at all. I immediately came inside to research it and try to identify it as I had never seen this type before. Yours was one of the first and most informative sites I found. Can you tell from these pictures what this may be and if it's dangerous? I live in East Central Georgia, Augusta. Thanks, ~Ben

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A Reply from Carl: Selonopidae sp.

Reply: This is a Sparassidae ssp, very common in next to all tropical and subtropical climates and quite harmless.
 

8 January, 2007:
Hello Glen,
here is another spider from Costa Rica, can you tell me the name of this spider and if it is dangerous.....my room was full of these guys!
tks in advance
Clara
 

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Reply: The pictured specimen here is Cupiennius coccineus, a female. Stefan
 
8 January, 2007:
Hello, I am Clara from Genoa (Italy). Last month I was in Costa Rica and took the 2
attached pictures and would like to know the scientific name of those 2 spiders. As you can see in one picture there is a wasp with a very big spider (light brown with red stripes under the legs) and someone told me that the wasp injected a sort of anaesthetic to the spider to carry it to his nest and insert eggs into the poor spider for the little larves to eat it...... is that true? you are auth to publish my pictures in your site. thank you in advance for your assistance. best regards Clara  - Genoa (Italy)

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Reply: This looks like a wolf spider.
8 January, 2007:

Dear glen,
I discovered this spider on my kitchen floor in Honolulu, Hi. I was thinking is was a Wolf spider of some sort but am not really sure. Can you help?

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